What do you do to retreat from the heat?
With the temperatures hovering around 100 degrees in the West, we look for cool escapes.
Now back home, I'm thinking of more ways to escape. I know that in our shady backyard the temperature drops by at least 5 degrees in the shade. We don't have humidity or bothersome bugs so we can sit outside for awhile. I think of portals I would seek as a child. trees and bushes create natural tunnels that provide respite from the heat. The ground in those tunnels stays cool and the air even cooler.
Take a walk on the cool side.
We have a favorite bookstore in Carmel where I restocked my supply of mysteries and memoirs. Several of you have recommended some good reads too.
Have fun reading and stay cool!
Linda: Elizabeth Berg's The Pull of the Moon
Sue: Ivan Doig, English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, & This House of Sky
Frederick Bachman novels
Rick Bragg, Ava's Man
Annie Proulx, That Old Ace in the Hole
Bill: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Me: Elizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World
Edward de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes
the Dr. Siri mysteries set in Laos by Colin Cotterill
Terrific Carmel bookstore: http://www.riverhousebookscarmel.com
Check out Elkhorn Slough: http://www.elkhornslough.org
Rent kayaks at Kayak Connection: http://www.kayakconnection.com/elkhorn-slough/
Great place to stay in Carmel: Carmel Cottage Inn https://www.carmelcottageinn.com