I once read that during the Revolutionary War, the British soldiers that were stationed in Washington D.C. wrote back to the crown demanding hazard pay on account of their working in tropical conditions. I can only imagine how they suffered through a mid atlantic summer in their heavy, wool uniforms. The summers around here can be stifling, the air so thick you can practically chew it. Usually this humidity starts earlier in the season, but this year, thankfully, it held off until July.
Today was one of those hot days, redeemed only by the hiding sun, but as the day wore on and the sun came out, I was reminded that at long last, summer is here.
The kids went swimming today, which I followed up with a trip to the beach in hopes that they will sleep soundly tonight. The cool water was a welcome respite from the sweltering heat. With temperatures set to soar even higher tomorrow, I imagine we will be staying in for the next few days.