...I found it necessary to write, appealing to you to contend for the faith ...
Jude 3

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Highs and Lows


Highest Temperature

89.1   Sep 24

Lowest Temperature

0.0°   Jan 7

Wettest Month

Nov - 6.34 inches

​Driest Month

​Dec - 1.55 inches



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October 18 at 7:08 am MST 

Monday October 15, 2018

Frank and I left Strattanville before 2 pm and headed to the airport. We caught a 6:30 pm flight to Phoenix. The flight left on time but since there were strong headwinds, it took longer to get there. The flight lasted almost 5 hours and we were more than ready to depart from the plane when it landed.  We are staying at the Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort in Mesa for the first four night of our 8 night trip. It was between 9-10 pm when we arrived there to check in. Our place is very, very nice. It seems a little strange that the sun sets so early, around 6 pm; that is because Arizona doesn't use daylight saving time. Though this is Mountain Time, their clocks are the same as the Pacific Time Zone until the first Sunday in November. 

63 years ago today: Sherri was born.

Thought for today  Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.       (Psalm 27:14  NLT) 

Possible snow one week from tomorrow - in the meantime, nice fall weather


Grand Canyon

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oct 31:       Tracy's 51st Birthday

Nov 4:         Preach for Pastor Jason

Nov 8:         Annual Seniors Fall Banquet

Nov 11:       Veterans' Day

Nov 11:       Preach for Pastor Jason

Nov 12:       Rick's 61st Birthday

Nov 12:       Bob Leadbetter's 53rd Birthday

​​Today's Devotion
from Experiencing God Day by Day (Henry & Richard Blackaby)
  • Today should be 5° cooler than yesterday.

  • Yesterday: light rain, 4° below normal. It was the warmest of the past 2 days.

  • ​The high today should be 45° at 4:30p and the low should be 35° at 8a.

Today is Thursday October 18

The 291st day of 2018 

There are 74 days left in the year

​​​This is the 42nd week of the year​​​​​.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oct 18:       at Mesa, Arizona

Oct 19:       Drive from Mesa to Flagstaff

Oct 20:       Spend day at Grand Canyon
Oct 22:       Jeep tour at Sedona
Oct 22:       Drive from Sedona to Phoenix

Oct 23:       Fly from Phoenix to Pittsburgh

Oct 23:       World Series begins
Oct 29        Tari's 62nd Birthday 

Dates to Remember

Tuesday October 16, 2018

After taking an Uber to pick up our rental car in Scottsdale, we headed out to the Salt River. We saw some nice scenery along the river and at Saguaro Lake. We saw quite a variety of cacti and we saw several wild horses. We got back in time for the early bird special the Golden Coral and then we went back to our villa to watch baseball.

Clarion Weather

​​​​​​​​​​Highest Temperature 2018

     93.1°  (Jul 4)
Lowest Temperature 2018
     -8.4°  (Jan 7) 
Warmest Day 2018 (avg)
    81.7°  (July 4) 
Coldest Day   2018 (avg)
      2.5°   (Jan 6)
Highest Temperature This Month
     87.0°  (Oct 8)
Lowest Temperature This Month
     33.8°  (Oct 16)
Warmest Day This Month (avg)
     75.4°  (Oct 8)
Coldest Day This Month (avg)
      43.4°  (Oct 16)

Keeping an eye on the weather for places I will be visiting soon

Wednesday October 17, 2018

We drove from Mesa to a city called Surprise. It took over an hour as we went from the far eastern side of Phoenix to this area northwest of the city. Our destination was Surprise Stadium where we watched an Arizona Fall League game. The AFL is a league that runs six weeks or so in October and November. Each Major League team sends a few players (about 7) who they think may be the stars of the future. The number one prospect in all of baseball is Vladimir Guerrero, Jr who is in the Blue Jays organization. He played the entire game.