i anxiously await the arizona springtime.
it comes--and it's glorious...and then i blink.
summer hits--suddenly and full-force and i hate the place i live.
i hate it.
i find myself in an all-together bad mood, makeup-less and sprawled out on the couch feeling sorry for myself, wondering why i don't live in california by the beach.
and then before i snap--i hop in the car (and invite marcus to join me) and i drive.
i drive to somewhere that is green and beautiful.
sometimes it's california.
sometimes it's utah.
this time it was just two hours up the road--prescott.
and it was perfect.
we took a day trip to cooler weather, we walked through a summer rainstorm and i nearly wept for the beautiful coolness in the air, the memorial for the firefighters who gave their lives to protect the people made my heart break and swell with pride at the same time.
i was happy. marcus was happy. poppy was happy.
and we were all rejuvenated as we made our way back to this place we live--hating it a little less--and for now, that's good enough for me.
sometimes you just gotta get out of the city to find the beauty in the state you live.
thank you prescott.
Poppy's face! haha