N 32°11'00.0" W 110°46'12.7" (900m) 20020530 19:08 UTC
Oh desert how I missed thee. Arrived at my father's house outside Tuscon last night after an uneventful, if excessively legged, journey from Seattle. It's warm at last. In the northwest I'm usually cold, and occasionally hot, but never that comforting warm that comes with dry desert heat. I've slowly gotten used to the cooler clime, but it's always nice to go back.
Also I've seen a ton of wildlife, most of it right outside the patio door. A rabbit, a chipmunk (spread-eagled cooling itself in the shade) two road runners, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, quail, various other birds, a gila monster and a couple of bats. There's a lot more vegetation here than in the western mojave where I grew up, and a lot more diversity too, but I'm just overwhelmed. I'd forgotten how alive the desert is.
Still on dialup, alas. At least there's a local service I can use for free, so I can stay on a longer time.
The exciting news is that S has signed a lease on an apartment and moves in tomorrow (well, today) so we'll at least have a place to sleep. Now that I have a postal code I've been investigating broadband a little more fully. Unfortunately, neither NTL nor TeleWest think they service our area. BT does say there are people in our postal code with dsl, so at least the better option is available. Here's hoping it doesn't take forever.
Amusingly we're always just a bit off the edge of the 'central london' maps. E3 indeed.