I made pretty good time until I hit Tucson and it's never ending road work that takes years for them to complete.
My friends Barb n Lois waited for me to pull in and we went to lunch. I sure needed that since I didn't even have a cup of coffee. I usually stop after 2 hrs and use the restroom and get coffee. I first feed and walk Fred, make sure he gets enough water. But it was so hot already at that stop I couldn't leave Fred in the truck not even for me to use the restroom. I took small sips of water on the road and prayed I wouldn't have to go. As soon as I backed into the driveway I let Fred go and then we ran into the house so I could go.
I had a pounding headache. I made a quick cup of coffee and unloaded the food. Not that there was much of that but enough to get me by until tomorrow.
After lunch I started to unload a little at a time. At one point it started to really cloud up and get dark. I ran out to put things in the shed and it started to pour down. I got soaked. It rained so hard that it was hitting the windows on the carport side. Then the power went off. And it is still raining.
I'm sure happy I have the battery powered fans and LED lights. As the power stayed off for about an hour. Put batteries and lighters on my list. My stove has an electronic light so when there isn't any power you need a lighter or matches. Luckily I had 2 matches.
I love the bark on this tree
As I was leaving Show Low I saw this ahead of me at first I thought it was mist but it was smoke it sure was heavy as I got closer I think it was a controlled burn because I saw a warning sign about the smoke
And here is the rain pouring down
Good Night All