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Friday, July 06, 2012

Just more summer and keeping cool

Where are we today ?
Rock Glen Resort Arkona Ontario
        Yep still hot as anyone knows who is almost anywhere in north America. And a funny thing is we have been chatting with the people behind us from Florida. They came here to get away from summer heat in Florida and it has been hotter here than at home! Today still over 100f with the humidity (and its humid). But in the forecast its gonna get cooler way down to the hi 80's (30c).
        Now I can handle this heat but some people can't so much.  Drink copious amounts of water and don't exert myself too much. Getting pretty good at that. Just putter around a bit, compute and read in the of shade the large maple trees with a light breeze. A warm shower and maybe even a dip in the pool. Yep this is living, seems almost cool compared to working in a hot factory (like I used to for a few years) or cooking in a hot kitchen for 10 years, guess I kinda got used to it.
        This area on Ontario is noted for all the fruits farms with usually perfect weather and soil. But late this spring they had a severe frost and most of them have lost all their crops. Here is a link to one of larger local ones, the Red Barn (click HERE) No fruit stands at all that are open. So sad for the farmers, I have heard that a few of them had to actually get jobs to subsidize their income. 
        The afternoon was great, a couple short walkabouts, read in  the shade, chat with a few people then fire up the Weber. Tonight some pickerel fillets a few fries in the Fry Daddy and frozen peas. Made for a very tasty fish and chip dinner.
tasty pickerel dinner
       After supper about 7:30 its still pretty hot out so a nice dip in the pool just to cool our bodies down a bit (with lotsa other people too) and enjoy the rest of the evening. 
not too busy yet 
new slides
splash pad for the little ones
pool's getting busy time to go home
        Now cooled off and a bit cooler outside we can enjoy our books until it gets to dark to read.
        Thanks for dropping by.
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14 comments:

  1. crazy heat that way... even predicting the 90's here in Portland this weekend...

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  2. Isn't the heat something. This is our first Texas summer, but I guess the 100F heat here is pretty normal for July and August.

    Sounds like you're getting lots of relaxing and good eating in.

    In a couple of days, I'm heading up to the local peach orchards and vegetable stands to stock up on peaches, pears, corn on the cob, tomatoes, squash, cantaloupe.

    Ain't life grand?

    Susan
    http://travelbug-susan.blogspot.com

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    1. 100f not normal here except for a few days maybe.
      No local peaches and pears around here this year, enjoy them

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  3. Hopefully, it'll cool down a little shortly where it's not quite so hot. In the meantime enjoy that pool!

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  4. The slides look like they can be a lot of fun...stay cool!

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    1. Yes they do and will help keep us cool too.

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  5. At the Honda Indy in Toronto yesterday, Paul said the temperature measured a foot above the track was 134 degrees F.! (he is in the pits there, firefighting).

    I was very comfy out in the boat, top up for shade, bit of a breeze, just cruising around! Think I'll do it again today!

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    1. I little hot at the Indy , but seems that way every where. Enjoy the lake and don't forget to jump in and cool off at the beach.

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  6. Sad about the fruit crops. The fruit crops here for the most part have survived all the rain, now the cherries are ripening in the heat but will be a few weeks late.

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    1. Yes it is sad. Glad that you will at least have some fresh fruit there.

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  7. Aah... all that water in the pool --- I'd like that here too. Could always jump into the Bay of Fundy, but that might be too cold at 50F. What you think?

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    1. Been there done that, the Bay of Funday to cold for us. You need a pool.

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