September, 2020 Editor’s Message

September will hopefully bring temperatures lower than the sweltering 115 degrees that it is as I write this message. Most of us here in Maricopa County await the cooler temperatures of fall just like those up north anticipate summer.

In speaking to many of our residents, the solution has been road trips.   Whether just to the pines of Arizona or all the way to Washington state, everyone likes to escape the heat of the summer.

Featured on page 9, check out Jim and Loretta Meeker’s fascinating trip. Many of us dream of just getting in the car and seeing the country like they did. With Covid-19 cancelling just about everything, now is a great time to hit the open road.

Also, September in Arizona is when the wineries up north start to crush the grapes. Check out page 14 and take a day drive up to Cottonwood to see the breathtakingly beautiful wine country of Alcantara Vineyards.

My love is the beach, so I headed over to San Diego for a week of biking and relaxing on the beach with a good book. It is an easy drive and it gets much more affordable in September.

This month’s book review features two great books. I personally recommend “Educated.” It will probably make you appreciate your upbringing. We are grateful to Sandra Evans for doing this review every month. The library is still open, so pick-up a book or two.
Stay safe everyone and enjoy the last month of summer to the best of your ability.


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