Wednesday, October 10, 2007

It's a Dry Heat

Today, Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin to the locals) ski area opened, setting an all time early open record.

To be fair, they sort of cheated. This was the first year they had snow making equipment. In their defense, every other ski area that competes in the first-to-open contest has had snow making capabilities for years. A-Basin has naturally won more times than not.

In years past, I have skipped work and hit the slopes, board in hand. Alas, not this year.

I am in the land of perpetual sun. They tell me it's a dry heat, but don't you believe it. Not for a minute; it's not true. Not a bit.

Contrary to what Arizonians might say, 97 with no humidity feels like 90, at best. The high in Denver was 77. Where would you want to be?