Friday, July 31, 2009

Fun In The Sun On Whidbey Island

Too much sun! Seattle is still in a heat wave. Jill and Corey and the kids arrived mid afternoon last Monday. I guess it was about 90. Jill and Corey went out to a restaurant for a belated anniversary dinner and the kids and I played in the "pool". That evening we decided to head for Whidbey Island instead of waiting for the morning. We boarded the ferry after sunset. Tuesday we hit the beach in the morning and had fun in the sand.
The afternoons got hot when the wind shifted from over the water to over the land. We all had naps. By Wednesday it reached a record 103 in Seattle. Here in the Pacific Northwest, most of us do not have air conditioning. We open our windows and rely on the marine air to cool us. But when the wind shifted, it became a blast furnace. That afternoon the temperature gage registered 98.3 outside and 98.8 inside of the cabin. After the sun went down, it was more comfortable, time for canoe rides and s'mores fires.
Eating s'mores in PJs.
As the low tide came later in the morning we were able to get out on the tide flats.
We had a good time in spite of the heat.
We came back into town, and to a very hot house, Thursday evening.
Today we went to watch the hydros and airshow practice. But that is another story for another day.


  1. Hi Linda!
    The girls and I just returned home from the island. Since it was so hot on Wednesday, I spent almost 5 hours swimming/playing continuously with the girls in the Sound - we never shivered once! Looks like you all enjoyed your time up there as well.

  2. beautiful photos
    I love their tye dye beach wear, very retro :)

  3. looks like a fun hot day in your area. we are visit family in no. utah and it's almost 20 degrees cooler. only in 80s instead of 100s. What a relief. But you've taken advantage of the heat, soaking in the kiddy pool. well on to our family reunion today will be 92. hot for them but cool for us desert dwellers.

  4. I absolutely love your family! What a great way to share your life with us, pictures, good pictures. Wonderful.

  5. What a beautiful place to spend time with the family and cool off in the water.

  6. What fun grandparents you are! Smores...mmm! I'd be melting in that heat!

  7. Looks like such a fun, great visit and I know you are all enjoying the time together -- along with the goodies and the s'mores!



  8. What a glorious family you have. I'm so happy you're having such a great time, Linda.


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