That was the question we Phoenicians asked ourselves last month when the thermometer hit 118, smashing the record for that date. Then, to prove it could, the heat, which had been above 110 for several days beforehand, remained above 110 for the next two weeks. In thirty one years of living in the Arizona desert, I don't remember a stretch that long of such deadly heat.
As an example of splendid timing, we had picked part of that time to be on a family vacation in San Diego. Daytime highs were nearly 40 degrees cooler than home. Nights required a light jacket.
We rented a condo large enough for eight of us, plus two dogs. Located just 4 blocks from the beach, our home away from home was perfect. Lazy days at the beach or riding bikes, nights around the outdoor fire pit, playing billiards in the game room, endless board games or Xbox, movies, reading, and meals together made us almost forget how hot it was at home.
The fabulous Balboa Park beckoned us with its museums and beautiful grounds. Sea World kept the grandkids enthralled for a full day. We squeezed in a trip to Seaport Village and Old Town San Diego.
Enjoy some pictures of our time together and be sure you make time for making your own memories this summer.
|Pacific Beach, CA|
|It may be July but the ocean is chilly!|
|I'll let brother and sister get cold!|
|Three fish out of water?|
|Rare quiet time for mom|
|Youngest daughter with her doggie!|
|Mom and Dad and the kids|
|Betty with Bailey|
|Quiet time at the end of the day|
|Say goodbye to another day|
|Time for a fire and relaxing at the condo|
|A perfect tree for climbing|
|Playing at a park on the Bay|
|It is hard to not have a great time at Balboa Park|
|I found one of my books in Seaport Village!|
|Love to see them reading|
|It is time to call it a night|