And sign up to receive the Books Leaving Footprints Newsletter. Comes out occasionally. No spam. No list swapping. Just email me! Previous gifts include a short story, a poem, and coupons. Add your name, and don't miss out!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

How Wet Are You Willing to Get?

 We had to return Ellen's canoe today, and look who we talked into coming along with us! Yes, that's Om in the front of the canoe with Loretta


The beach looked a lot more summery today. It's the weekend. It's the first day of a heat wave for us.

people on beach

man on beachOm said, "I'm willing to get this wet." A little baby wave did run over his feet. Let me explain something to you. It was 88 degrees. I suppose I should be happy that he is wearing shorts and not a jacket. I am really happy that he agreed to come.

I want you to know that I have no qualms about getting wet when it's 88 degrees. Lake Michigan was up to something in the 60s- very tolerable. Loretta went part way in. Can you find me?

Tomorrow is going to be a big day, and way too hot. I'm off to bed.

swimming in Lake Michigan


Lin said...

Om is CRAZY!! It's so darn hot, isn't it?? Ugh. I don't like air conditioning season--I can't hear my frogs singing me to sleep with it on. :(

Ratty said...

I agree with Om, but maybe for different reasons. I'm too bad of a swimmer and much too big for anyone to be able to save in deep water. Gurgle gurgle.

rainfield61 said...

Everyone looks "young" at the beach.

Secondary Roads said...

When I was thin as Om, and I used to be, I always felt cold.

Ferd said...

My only hypothermia experience in my life was swimming in Lake Michigan, up in the Leelanau Peninsula, even though it was August. I'm lucky I didn't drown!
So I can understand Om's reluctance!

Don't unplug your hub said...

I can't see Loretta's face, but she looks a bit worried about how far out you have gone.

Silvergirl said...

I miss the sea water.. its been a long time me and my kids havent been to a beach..

Seems all having fun

Ann said...

Is that your head I see out there in the top left hand corner of the picture?
We've been getting a lot of heat here and I've been taking advantage of the pool but I would jump in the lake if I had to

Sharkbytes said...

Lin- I sure think so, but he seems to be getting a fair amount of sympathy here.

Ratty- how do you cool off? Gosh- swimming is one of life's joys

rainfield- I wish! I chose not to share pix of me all wet

chuck- i'm wondering if it's partly his medication

Ferd- well- i'm glad you came through that ok

John- it only looks far, it was so shallow I really couldn't even swim- theres a big sand bar there

Silvergirl- I haven't had much ocean time- i kinda don't like how sticky the salt water leaves your skin. The Great Lakes are big water without the salt.

Ann- you got me! But it was very shallow even so.

RNSANE said...

What fun to see Om decked out in his shorts and hanging out with you guys! Your temperatures are too hot for me!

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin