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Monday, June 6, 2011

A Taste of Summer in Seattle

It lasted two days, but at least it arrived on a Friday and didn't blow out till Sunday mid-day--much, much preferable to a cold, wet weekend leading into a gorgeous Monday morning.

On Saturday morning we packed up the car and headed out for a hike in the woods! This was the first time all year we didn't need to stuff sweatshirts, fleece jackets, raincoats, and wool hats into our day packs just in case. It was actually kinda hot on the sunny parts of the trail--and felt a lot more like 85 than the 72 degrees Weatherbug claims our Seattle temp climbed to, mainly because we've all been trained to accustom ourselves to 55-degree days in May/June. But not this weekend! Or, at least Saturday (high clouds--a marine layer--moved in on Sunday around noon--oh, well!)

But while the one-day heat wave lasted, we hit Scott's Dairy Freeze in North Bend, and boy did the vanilla malts taste good.

So go ahead and be cold and rainy all next week, Seattle; this past weekend has secured my Vitamin D, ice cream and French-fry, endorphin, and Fresh Air Fund high for at least the next five days.

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