A lot of people around here go on vacation this month and next -- Coloradoans do not tend to visit the 'hot' spots (Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods, etc.) during holidays, though, because we are inundated with tourists. There's always a few RVs chugging up the highways, trying to deal with the altitude. Not to mention the locals, who are gleefully ignoring the speed limit. (More like a guideline, really.)
Also, school starts the first week of August around here...making these next few weeks a perfect time to head for the mountains. Or south, to New Mexico. Or just plain out of state.
I enjoy these quieter weeks. You can go see the latest Batman movie without jockeying for a spot. Putz along if you feel like it...speed if you don't. Sitting out at night on the deck, watching while the lights come out...no rush.
Speaking of no rush, you've still got almost a week to get in on the new book giveaway -- Hanky Panky! Go here to enter; the giveaway ends Sunday at midnight.
You might as well enjoy summer now, heat and all --
because cold weather's not that far away.