Contrary to popular opinion, the Southwest gets plenty of snow. The average snowfall in the mountains near Salt Lake City is 500 inches. Because of the state’s inland location Utah’s snow is unusually dry, earning it the reputation of having the world’s greatest powder. Arizona and New Mexico also have astonishing winter moments, despite the fact that a solid part of both states are in a desert terrain. Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is just 30 miles from downtown Las Vegas. It isn't the winter holidays in my heart without snow. I know some people will disagree. Last winter - we happened to pass through Monument Valley's first fresh layer of snow.
It wasn't tourist season in Monument Valley. It was deafening silence. Two horses had snuck up on us while in play mode. It looked like they had wondered off the Navajo reservation. It felt natural that these two had joined us. We continued to play in the snow. I thought I heard their footsteps following us but when I looked back they were gone.
And Happy Winter Solstice Day!