While this article has nothing to do with travel, per se, I thought you might get a kick out of what happens in our neighborhood when freezing weather comes our way in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Our home sets at an elevation of 2400 ft. in the mountain foothills. As we are roughly 1,000 ft above Phoenix, our temperatures will generally fall 8-10 degrees cooler than those found at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Therefore, when Phoenix is calling for an occasional winter freeze in the valley, our neighborhood snaps into action covering non-indigenous landscape materials.
The bottom scene is our front yard, and I certainly got a kick out of one of my neighbors protecting his cactus with baseball caps.
I remember cowboy movies depicting bone-chilling winter nights in the southwestern deserts. Now we understand very clearly!
Bio: The Roaming Boomers is a luxury travel blog spotlighting experience, adventure, learning and exploration. David and Carol Porter, Michigan natives who retired to Scottsdale, started the project in 2008 after the market collapse took away almost half of the savings they’d carefully put together to be able to retire at age 50.
The couple combined their years of entrepreneurship with a love of travel and set off to see if they could build success. The Roaming Boomers do occasionally accept free lodging, food and other gifts, but disclose that in their posts. They hope to build an audience of Baby Boomers who join them vicariously on their adventures. But they also hope to instill their love of travel so that the coming bubble of 79 million Boomers will join them.