The heat has broken, no more extreme heat advisories, oppressive humidity, and sweat dripping off you while you just stand outside ~ for now anyway.
Friday we went to the Quad Cities and met family at a hotel. We were all in town for a surprise party for Kevin's brother Kenny on Saturday evening.
We bought Franks Pizza, and Jims Rib Haven ribs, chips, soda, beer, etc. and had a fun time Friday at the hotel.
We swam, hot tubbed, and visited till late into the night.
Saturday we got up and went shopping, hung out together, and had a great day just doing nothing.
It was so hot, we went from air conditioned cars, to air conditioned stores, to air conditioned rooms, until the party...
There were about 50 friends and family in Kenny and Kathy's back yard to wish Kenny a happy 50th!
DJ music played, laughter ran rampant, and the heat was constant.
Paper plates became fans, and cold drinks became compresses against hot necks and faces.
Adults didn't complain when kids began squirting them with water guns.
Oh for a small breeze.
Even though it was so hot, we all had a great time, visiting, laughing and reminiscing - once again late into the night.
With heavy eyes, and groggy minds, we woke to cooler temps Sunday morning.
We all headed our separate ways, Minnesota, Southern Iowa, and Northeast Iowa, knowing we will all be together again in two short weeks to celebrate with Nicole and Shane on their wedding day.
This morning I am sitting here with windows open, listening to the birds chirping and the cicadas screaming. They are so loud! The temperature is only 73 and all I can say is...