Alive Again

The arrival of October 2021 has signaled a significant and welcome change … a downtick in temperatures and an uptick in tourist activity in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona, to bolster the hungry tourism sector.

Scottsdale, Arizona is alive again. September’s scorching heat has been replaced with cooler October mornings, ideal-and-swimmable-eighty-degree afternoons, shorter days, and dazzling sunsets framed by palm trees gazing west.

Tourists are back too–in relative abundance, in posh pools, in surviving restaurants, in newly-minted hotels, on mountain bikes, on sidewalk scooters, on rolling streams of Segways.

It’s a far cry from the desolation of April 2020 when Old Town Scottsdale was first shuttered by a raging pandemic that persists eighteen months later, though many imagine it has vanished.

A view of an empty, ghost-town-like Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona … looking east down Main Street … near the start of the global pandemic in April 2020.

4 thoughts on “Alive Again

  1. Yes!! Great to feel alive again. Great article.

    On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:44 AM Mark Johnson Stories wrote:

    > Mark Johnson posted: ” The arrival of October 2021 has signaled a > significant and welcome change … a downtick in temperatures and an uptick > in tourist activity in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona, to bolster the hungry > tourism sector. Scottsdale, Arizona is alive again. S” >

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