Down East 2013 ©
The last time Maine saw three consecutive 90 degree days in a row was in Portland in 1999, according to the Bangor Daily News . So that makes this the first heat wave of the millenium. I'm not sure what that means exactly except that it's hot. I, along with many others, fled the Down East offices in search of some-place cooler to work. I ended up at Zoot in Camden, where I am writing this, which is air conditioned and which has delicious iced cofee.
And to think, at the beginning of this week I was imagining picking apples and sitting in the cool evening air, wearing a fleece, building a fire in the fire pit. Down East's facebook users are feeling the same way as I am too , it seems. Most of them say this is too hot too late in the season, and they too were wishing for a calm, cool, and quiet looking-foreward-to-fall kind of weekend.
But in three or four months I'm sure that I'll be singing a different tune. And I guess that one of the great things about Maine's seasons. You can look forward to them, enjoy them, and then feel ready to be done with them. Ready to move on to the next one.
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