The Slide Fire is currently at 1000 acres. Air quality in Flagstaff is officially Craptastic, and even the light is weird. Some folks here inside the house are suffering eye irritation and respiratory distress; I can't recommend visiting Flag right now if you have other options. I'm feeling fine, and I also have options, but I'll probably leave tomorrow.
The word is that this fire was human-caused.
It seems mawkish; just the same, I want to show you the lovely gravesite The Cousins made for Bob.
Penny and Bob were a bonded pair, and I was afraid for Penny once Bob left. But, she has become social, and she hangs out with people now instead of hiding in a bedroom.
I came across New Mexico and into Arizona on 60. I passed a grassfire almost under control.
|There are higher continental divides, but this isn't them. Pie Town, NM.|
Some of you think nothing of a five- or six-hour driving day. I don't think much of it, either. I'm tuckered out, or puckered, or however that goes. Something about a long drive disorients me, too, and I wake up confused in the night. Penny was asking to be let out, and I couldn't figure out why a cat was in the car. Later, I woke up in Europe in a Casita.