We got word yesterday that Craig's mother had a massive heart attack and was airlifted from her small town to Hays, Kansas on Wednesday morning. After considering the best way to get there, we decided to throw our bags and the dog in the car. We left Phoenix about 5:00 p.m. We arrived in Albuquerque around 11:30 p.m. last night, slept for about 6 hours, and drove the rest of the way today. After talking to Craig's sister from the road, his mother's doing better than expected. So we're happy about that and hoping for the best.
It's easy living in Phoenix to forget what four season climates are really like. Sometimes when I'm a little homesick for Washington I wonder whether I really like living in Phoenix. But all it takes is a road trip north between November and April to remind me how much I hate leaving Phoenix this time of year. It was 75 and sunny when we left the house yesterday. These photos were taken in New Mexico today. And they're color, not black and white! Gloomy and cold.