- They have DUST warnings
- The daily temp is above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (today is 109.4)
- and a gallon of gas is ONE DOLLAR!!
Apparently Earl took up cycling before he left and didn't want to give it up (that and he doesn't want to buy a car over there) so he is pedaling all over the desert, in the dust and heat. If you know Earl, this won't surprise you one bit. Personally, my lily white sun hating self would have had to tell Uncle Sam that there was surely a more luxurious locale for him to send me for a year.
Hence the reason why people like my husband and Earl, who serve(d) our country in the shitty conditions and away from their families for months on end get all my respect.
Stay safe (and cool) Earl and we'll see you in about 10 months...