In which we take a little field trip, and we find blue sky and water
That's using a definition of summer as "blue sky and 80 degrees or warmer."
If you define summer as "blue sky and 75 degrees or warmer", Seattle has gotten a little more than 18 hours, total, since June 1st.
My little town, located about an hour north of Seattle hasn't had one single minute of temps above 75 degrees since October 2010. That's supposed to change this weekend. Cross your fingers for us, okay?
With ongoing weather like this, we decided to stop waiting for summer. So, even with clouds gathering overhead, we went to the waterslides.
We love the waterslides!
This big black slide scared the bejibbers out of me.
The kids did, though! They took the "short drop" in total darkness, on tubes...
...as well as THE BIG DROP:
I think the Sky Gods were pleased with their bravery:
The view from the top of the not-so-scary slides:
We took "the scenic route" home, through the state park.
But the kids didn't see any of the prettiness out the window:
We wore them all the way out.
Life is good.