Snow arrived in Alpine January 9th and lasted for two weeks! It surprised us that our response to it followed the same pattern as when we lived with Winter for 6 months in Michigan! It started with, "Oh how pretty!"
I love the dichotomy of the snow on the cactus needles!
Next came, "We've had enough of dealing with snow and cold temperatures! When is this going to end???"
Finally the melt, puddles, and mud came. The sun shining in the truck windows during trips to town was warm and reminiscent of Summer. We rejoiced with, "Yea, it's almost over!" and "It will be great, when the mud goes away!" It's amazing to us that the two weeks of snow felt just as long and harsh as we remember the Winters up north!!! We have become like a fellow traveler who said that she's not happy unless the temperatures are above 75 and the sun is shining! Life in an R.V. is to be be enjoyed with the windows and door open wide! We'll find our perfect Winter location, yet!