August 08, 2012

is it hot enough for ya'?

one thing you can always rely on here in texas is that the month of august is going to be hot...way too hot. it zaps your energy and all you can think about is turning up the air conditioner, turn on the ceiling fans and laying on the sofa, dreaming about when you were cooler and trying not to move very much except to shift on your side when your back gets too hot while laying on the sofa.

this is the time where i go back and reflect on the fun times i had in the very hot seattle this july. it was sooooooo hot there...all the seattle folk were complaining. i mean, seriously, it was 80 degrees outside!

i loved seattle. i wish it was that hot here. since the first of the month our lowest high has been 102. we get excited if it only hits 99.

here are a few pics of seattle this last july...
on the way to san juan islands. how would you like to drive down the highway and see this out your window?

above is a pic of nesting cormorant on the ferry dock

husband scott, catching up with the wall street journal and giving me his best fake smile.
 outside the earthbox inn & spa. we didn't spa...not enough time.
 we went to duck soup inn for dinner. i highly recommend this place. and this tomato ginger soup was the best i have ever, ever had. we also had bread with anchovy pate which doesn't photo as delicious as it was.

here is my entree of scallops with english peas and a sweet pea flower on top.
 we had to get a dessert which was dandelion root ice cream with butterscotch sauce, toasted almonds & sea salt. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... d double licious.
the next day we went out on a boat to find orcas. please note that i have on a sweater AND a rain jacket on because it was soooooo hot.

found lots of orcas and with my expert photographic skills, i snapped lots of pictures that look just like this...

seriously, i cannot capture moving objects.

this is the best i could do. you should have seen the photos everyone else had. their blogs are going to be way more interesting.

and that's the san juan islands. we were there for 24 hours and then off we went to mt rainier park. more on that...tomorrow.

oh and speaking of hot. when i was young and carefree and had no concerns about skin damage nor skin cancer, i would lay out on our driveway and work on my tan. i would go out every day of the summer.

my dad believes that the ideal outside temperature should never be above 60 degrees. he hates the heat and, yet, he would mow our yard every week because he had to. seeing me out there, choosing to go out (not having to be out there) would drive him crazy mad.

one day, while tanning, my dad was out there, sweating profusely, mowing the lawn. he couldn't stand that i was out there, for fun. he finally came over, dripping on me, and said, "is it hot enough for ya?".

yes, dad, it is hot enough for me...too hot.


  1. Awesome sunflower picture! I'm jealous of your Seattle trip- it looks so pretty! And I've never seen whales.... :(

    1. you will some day take a trip like that. remember, i am 55 and you will be only 25 this year.