Jul 27, 2011

in the hot, hot heat

Maybe I'll be back to more frequent blogging in the fall...
Last Wednesday was my birthday. I'm 23. Not 25 or 26 like my brother Dan thought. And no, I don't have wrinkles. Okay, maybe a few, why do you think I have bangs??

It was hot, hot, hot on my birthday and it just so happened that it was also Jeff's turn to drive. All plans of a refreshing day at Lake Superior vanished into thin air when I heard that news. It was the hottest day of the week, too. Instead, Adrian and I headed to Teal Beach right after breakfast. Okay, so maybe not until 11 because as I recall, it did thunderstorm in the morning. We stayed and enjoyed the water and the company of a 3-year-old who was trying to get Adrian's attention until he finally told me he wanted lunch.

 I was so surprised since it felt like we just got to the beach but then I remembered how late it was when we finally made it down and by that time it was 1:00. Since it was too hot to even heat up leftovers and since it was my birthday, we walked over to Border Grill and enjoyed some burritos for lunch. We stayed for quite a while considering how S-L-O-W-L-Y this little boy eats. That's was more than fine by me since the air conditioning was half my reason for going! My mom called while we were there so I chatted with her for a bit while I waited for Adrian to finish up. (It was my mom's birthday too!) By the time we got home it was close to 3. I put Adrian down for a nap and decided to take a nap myself. What else was I to do while stuck in a sweltering hot apartment for 2+ hours?

 I woke up practically dripping in sweat when Adrian hollered that he was up and I hurried us, as quickly as I could with my foggy brain, back to the beach.

We stayed until Jeff came home from work then, headed out for dinner at the Casa Calabria. Which, by the way, was pretty much a big mistake all around especially considering Adrian is wheat intolerant and it's an italian place. He ended up dipping strips of grilled chicken into marinara sauce.

When we left the restaurant, it was 100 degrees. We went straight to the nearest beach and several of our friends happened to be there so we crashed their little get together and enjoyed Lake Superior for the next several hours. I could have stayed at that beach until the sun went down but my dearest said the flys were biting so we left and took a drive around Presque Isle before heading back home.

It was a pretty good, relaxing birthday. Not much effort on my part! The only thing missing was a cake...;)


Yvonne said...

happy birthday Heidi! good thing you have a lake in your backyard practically and another humungus one not too far down the road.

Sara said...

love the pics!...haha