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Old 07-25-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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It is just too hot! We'd like to do some outdoor recreational activities but it is so hot that all we can do is stay indoors. Yesterday we went to the mall just to get out of the house and it looks like everyone else had the same idea. The mall was packed and they were struggling to keep the place cool with all those bodies and the high temps outside.

Between this and the brutal winter, I'm really wishing again that I had moved to Northern Cal when I was young and had the chance.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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Yet despite all the heat, there are people who have moved to NoVA from Northern California even recently....

You people really crack me up ROFL

I have concluded that people in general are really confused about life...
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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and we are on our way to NoVa from Florida.........hahahahahaha


we are also stuck in the house for the same reason, except we don't have any free museums or mountains to drive to within a few hours to cool off! closest mountains are 10 hours away!



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Yet despite all the heat, there are people who have moved to NoVA from Northern California even recently....

You people really crack me up ROFL

I have concluded that people in general are really confused about life...
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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As someone who personally has a high heat tolerance - and a subsquent low tolerance when temps fall below 50* - I have literally embraced this weather and walked around to get some errands done yesterday. Granted, I did carry a bottle of water and a rag to wipe my brow. After the twin nightmare (for me) that was Snowmaggedon and Snowpocalypse, it's been a pleasure to tease my "snow bunny" friends.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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Yesterday was too hot for this Seattle native, but I do enjoy the lower 90's and can't wait to get back "down" there. It was even hot in church this morning!
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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We didn't think it was too bad yesterday. A lot of our area is shaded and that definitely helps. Plus it seemed breezy. Imagine if the air was still! We did go to the store though and noticed it was much worse once we got out of our neighborhood.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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It is just too hot! We'd like to do some outdoor recreational activities but it is so hot that all we can do is stay indoors.
You can still do those things, just go earlier. We went kayaking this morning, and it was in the 70s at 7 a.m. Just get up early enough that you can be home before 8:30 or so, when the temps start to climb.

Extra benefit: When you go hiking at 6 a.m. you see all kinds of birds and very few people. The wolrd seems like your private domain.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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In my imaginary world, the perfect weather is warm -- but not too warm -- and sunny but not blindingly so. But given the choice between crazy hot and humid and freezing/snowy/icy, I'll take our current heat. But I am glad that I do not have to be outside if I don't want to.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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It is just too hot! We'd like to do some outdoor recreational activities but it is so hot that all we can do is stay indoors. Yesterday we went to the mall just to get out of the house and it looks like everyone else had the same idea. The mall was packed and they were struggling to keep the place cool with all those bodies and the high temps outside.

Between this and the brutal winter, I'm really wishing again that I had moved to Northern Cal when I was young and had the chance.
We were at Fair Oaks mall yesterday. Yep, it was pretty crowded.

I got out early in the day and took the dog for a nice walk. Overall, the day felt hot but I didn't think it was unusually hot for this time of year. Hot summers in NoVa are fairly typical - much more common than the snowy winter we just had.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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As someone who personally has a high heat tolerance - and a subsquent low tolerance when temps fall below 50* - I have literally embraced this weather and walked around to get some errands done yesterday. Granted, I did carry a bottle of water and a rag to wipe my brow. After the twin nightmare (for me) that was Snowmaggedon and Snowpocalypse, it's been a pleasure to tease my "snow bunny" friends.
I agree with this. I'd much rather deal with hot, sticky weather than bitter cold and snow. Ugh, I don't even want to think about winter.
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