Escape from the Heat


Growing up in Arizona I was pretty used to heat.  We’d hardly bat an eye at triple-digit temperatures in July, and the 90s were a breeze.  This is my 8th summer in the Pacific Northwest and while I can still take the heat, I can tell you that I moved north for a reason.  The problem is, while nearly everywhere in Arizona is air conditioned, AC is a little harder to find in the Evergreen State.

To escape the heat, we headed east to our family plot in paradise.  This is the view from my front porch for the next week.  I plan to do little more than read good books, eat good food, and tuck in homework when I have to.  Reaching 80 seems far more reasonable, as does a 4th of July out on the prairie.  Happy 4th!

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