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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Is it summer yet?

Beautiful April Evening @ EBM
Enjoyed a beautiful preview of summer last night and had dinner on the boat with Brandon, Izzy and Mason.  It was unseasonably warm - in the 70's!  We love mooring Cast Away at Elliott Bay Marina as we are spoiled with views of the Seattle Skyline as well as the Olympic Mountain range on clear days.  It’s pretty obvious, we are all dreaming of summer… we still have some cold, wet weather ahead of us before we are in the “dog days” of summer.  

Sue and Roy circa 1972 - ish
Having grown up in East Texas, summers in the Pacific Northwest are really never unbearable even though almost no one has air conditioning.  Living without central air is unthinkable in the hot summers near the gulf coast with temperatures soaring in the lower 3 digits with 100% humidity.  I lived the first 10 or so years of my life in an old farm house without that comfort.  My younger brother and I, in the heat of the day would find ourselves splayed out in front of a box fan with ice water and wet cloths trying to cool ourselves.  Occasionally temps do hit the 90's here - those days are priceless to me as much of the rest of the year I feel a deep, down chill I just can't shake until about July.

Along with the boating, fishing, swimming and just enjoying summertime, we are also looking forward to this year’s Salmon For Soldier’s event in the fall.  Below is short montage of photos from last year’s event.  The website also has great pictures and info on how you can pitch in to make the event an even bigger success than it was last year.  I encourage you to take a look at the SFS website and get involved!