Monday, July 11, 2011

Heat in the Heartland

Dry & Hot in Texas

I don't know what the weather is like back home in Nova Scotia, but it is HOT and sunny down here in America's heartland.

We had rain one night, and it rained when we walked downtown in St. Louis, but the rest of the time it has been sunny and hot every day.

Today we are driving through Oklahoma on our way to Texas at 9:30 in the morning, there is not a cloud in the sky, and the thermometer in the truck is reading 32. There is a steady strong wind, but the wind is so hot if feels like it is blowing out of a heater.

All day yesterday the temperatures stayed at 40, and for a while it got as high as 43. Regis went into a service station while I was refueling, and she made a comment about the heat. "Yup," the attendant replied, "We're lucky today, it was supposed to go up to 115, but it only reached 110."

Yup, it is HOT!
She was was buying some ice-cream bars for everyone, and the attendant looked at the strawberry ice she was getting for me and he said, "You know, I've never tried them berry ones; I think today is a good day to do that."

The warmest it has been was when the thermometer in the truck reached 46, but that might have been just because a big black truck tends to soak up the sun, and the temperature dropped to 43 as we drove a while.
Texas Rest Stop - HOT!

I love the heat, and dad doesn't complain about it, but the girls do not like it so much, demanding fancy drinks with lots of ice at the end of the day's drive, and Jasper is tending to take it a bit slower.

I wonder how hot it will be in Texas, or New Mexico when we get there. You tend to put things in perspective, so although 30 degrees is "sweltering" back home, we are getting to the point that we see 30 as a "nice" day.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I sure hope you guys don't expect that kind of weather when you get here! We've had an unseasonably cool spring and summer so far, but we hope for something around 23 when you get here.