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If You Can’t Take the Heat, Go to Utah

There’s a lot to love about living in East Texas but there’s two things we don’t like: July & August. This year when the water temperature at Houston County Lake topped 90 degrees, we decided it was time to head north to cool off (it’s becoming a family tradition to spend part of August in Utah). Our cooling off activities included cliff diving into 60 degree water in the Uinta mountains, stopping on the side of the freeway while passing through Colorado Springs to watch a meteor shower at 4 a.m. (yes all the kids were awake), and consuming a fair bit of ice cream.

This year on our way back to the Texas heat, we visited Alisha’s brother and his family in Albuquerque New Mexico. His company provides pest control in Albuquerque and we helped him launch his new website while we were there. We also took out his 4 wheelers and snapped some great pictures of the desert mountain view (we’re not used to seeing farther than a couple miles out here in East Texas).

Of course now October is here, we’re back to our idealic East Texas weather with misty mornings, lows in the 60’s and highs in the 90’s. It’s perfect for early morning runs and soccer practice in the evenings. Each morning when we get out the door, the kids ask for sweaters and jackets. . . where was this weather just a month ago?

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