6:37 am - Monday - March 5th - Grand Canyon - 19º F, 50% humidity, wind 2 mph out of the south by southeast.....forecast for today is sunny skies with a high of 42º F. The wind is finally gone.
The wind was still blowing Sunday morning, and blew all day long and into the early evening. I walked to work being pushed by the wind, and walked home leaning into the wind. Every time the front doors would open I would get a blast of cold air at my register.....the wind was omnipresent, and the topic of conversation with virtually every single customer. As is the case on such days we sold a lot of jackets, watch caps and gloves. Several customers who arrived at the Grand Canyon in shorts and flip flops were disappointed we did not sell pants, or shoes. I'm thinking to myself...."the elevation here is 7,300' and it is winter......what are you thinking?". The high temperature Sunday was 38º F which is cold, but relatively speaking, it was not as cold as it usually is here at the Grand Canyon this time of year. Now, to be fair, the windchill factor was 17º F, and that my friends is cold.
Since we are now in the month of March we are beginning to see some Spring Break folks, and Sunday was quite busy. I dropped $234.76.....one of my biggest morning shifts in a long, long time. I had my first customer by 8:30 am and it stayed busy for 4 hours with just brief interludes when the store was completely empty.
I was on my way walking home by 12:30.....I was looking forward to watching the final round of the World Golf Championship in Mexico City, which promised to be a barn burner, and it was. Ultimately Phil Mickelson, who had not won a tournament in 4.5 years, won in a playoff on the first playoff hole.......