During one summer of the early 1970’s, the plan was to ride my 10 speed bike from South Sacramento to Jackson California, about 50 miles away…..I made it as far as Sutter Creek, about 45 miles. Although I left around 5:30 in the morning, temperatures rose to well over 100 degrees that day by noon. Heat exhaustion had taken its toll. Thank goodness mom and dad were willing to drive over to pick me up…..although another lesson I learned that day was, if you give it an hour or so, your body, at least a young person’s body, will recover as long as you haven’t totally over done it. The first lesson of the day, don’t do a 50 mile bike ride when temps are going to be over 100. The second lesson of the day, mom and dad don’t care how old you are, even when you are an adult they will come to your rescue if you are stranded somewhere…and if they are able to help.
Which brings me to the meat of the subject here….the extreme heat. Mom and Dad drove up to Loomis yesterday to see our new to us motorhome, and to take Marcia and I out to breakfast at this fabulous local restaurant called “The Ugly Mug Cafe”. Wonderful little place, owned and operated by a lady who use to be a waitress there…but that is another story that you can read for yourself by clicking on the above link. Anyway, after arguing about who was going to pay, and the waitress thinking that “I” would give her a better tip than “mom”, we left the café and I told them, as they dropped us off, that they should not plan on going outside again until it cools down in a few days. The bitter heat had hit, and Sunday through Tuesday, perhaps later, are going to be REAL REAL HOT.
So you might want to think about this…..First, can you endure the heat? If not, stay inside. If you can endure the heat, then how about helping out those who cannot endure it.
And do all you can to keep from having a melt down…..