We're flying to Las Vegas strictly to escape the heat wave here. Yes, it's cooled off in beautiful Birch Bay Village but we've suffered through a number of record-breaking hot days.
July 29, for example, the official high for Blaine was 100 degrees. Las Vegas was only six degrees warmer with lower humidity.
Here, we've been running a decrepit old room air conditioner into the kitchen and moving fans from one room to another as the day progresses to try for any relief we can get. In Las Vegas we'll stay in air-conditioned comfort at the Hilton for $40 a night.
Anyway, that's our story and we're sticking to it.