I awoke to some crazy white stuff falling from the sky! It was heavy, wet snow – the kind that makes excellent snowmen and snowballs. Too bad I don’t have any Grandkids staying with me. They could have had a lot of fun. Then the fog moved in and settled until early afternoon. I haven’t had to drive in fog for awhile and half-block or less visibility isn’t fun to drive in.
I’d be thinking “White Christmas” this year except it is already almost melted. Snow just doesn’t usually stay around very long in Page, Arizona.
Tune in later for more.
Page, Arizona is somewhat unique in its school district boundaries. Many of the students come from the Navajo Indian Reservation and a lot of the reservation (res) is at a much higher elevation than Page. It rained overnight in Page but on the res it was much colder. Rain turned to snow and covered the roads with a sheet of ice that made driving school buses unthinkable. So, the official word this morning was “No School.” People from other areas would look at the bare ground in Page and laugh to think that we had called a “snow day.” But the residents of Page understand their surrounding communities and know that today was indeed a worthy day for schools to close.
In Flagstaff, the snow is deep and drifted as the result of a blizzard so their “Snow Day” is very understandable. Even NAU, which doesn’t usually take a snow day, called it today. In fact, I-40 is closed for many miles due to blowing and drifting snow and even I-17 is closed south of Flagstaff for several miles. Sorry folks, no access to the Grand Canyon today. Don’t assume that since the sun is shining in Phoenix it will be warm and pleasant at the Grand Canyon. Quite the contrary!
Stay tuned for more about the canyons of Northern Arizona.
On this stormy day in Northern Arizona, I have decided that it is high time that I begin talking about the things that are near and dear. I really do love where I live! I live in the town of Page, Arizona where I am able to view the constantly changing panorama of red rocks near blue water. In my big back yard, I have several National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks and National Recreation Areas. Lake Powell and Glen Canyon are very close and even the Grand Canyon (both North and South Rims) are close enough for frequent visits. I will be writing about these areas in my future posts so stay tuned for more.