Boy, is it hot here!
How hot is it?
It’s SO hot that the bees are even taking off their yellow jackets!
It got up to 95 yesterday, 95 is predicted again today, and there are many more 90 plus days predicted within the next ten days! One of the things we’ve noticed, however, is that they have a LOT of very windy days here, which can actually be a good thing when the temperatures start soaring.
My physical therapy continues to go well, and I’m slowly regaining mobility and range of motion in my shoulder, wrist, and fingers. What an ordeal this has been! I just hope it doesn’t scare me away from ever getting back on my bicycle again. Prior to my cast removal, the doctor wanted me to keep my shoulder as quiet as possible, which meant I couldn’t even take a walk. During that time we only had the truck for transportation, so I was also reluctant to take too many bumpy rides. As a result, I did a whole lot of nothin’ for six weeks, and now that I can be active again, I’ve quickly discovered how much my stamina has diminished. To regain it, we’ve been taking daily walks at Hastings Lake Park. This is one of the many parks that Hastings has to offer and is less than five minutes away from the campground. Our walk yesterday occurred after my P/T appointment. Whew! The temps were pretty hot by then, so after our walk and a grocery run, we rewarded ourselves with a DQ blizzard. Yum!
Mike had the Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard…
and I had the Turtle Brownie Blizzard, which is the Blizzard of the Month.
Obviously I had a few (okay-many) bites before Mike could take the picture!
With the predicted high of 95 today, we decided it would be best to get our walk in early, so by 7:50 AM we were out on the park’s bike trail. Hastings Lake Park is really a lovely park.
The grounds are well manicured.
There are lots of shade trees. (We often set up our lawn chairs under one of these trees to read a book or just enjoy the lake view. Or in Mike's case, take a snooze!)
Benches for relaxing and reflecting.
A picnic shelter.
There were a few people out enjoying the bike trail with us this morning. Among them was a spry, energetic couple that was easily in their 70’s. I’m just glad we were walking in opposite directions. I didn’t need the humiliation of having them pass us.
We came upon this gaggle of geese,
but the closer we approached, the more they decided it was time to waddle into the lake for a dip.
It was a lovely walk, and we were especially glad to get it in before the heat set in. We’ll be back again tomorrow.