Monday, July 2, 2012

this weekend: beating the heat

there's only so much to do in a small town when the temperatures crawl past 100 degrees. only so many cool, air conditioned buildings that provide reprieve. so we piled in the car and drove. just about anywhere we could. as the cold air blasted our shins and cheeks and pablo rested his head inches from the vent.

we found ourselves in a little deli an hour from home. with expensive, tiny sandwiches that were about the best thing i've ever tasted (it's a good thing i don't let myself wander into places like this too much. i'm a guppie for organic, delicious fare and am easily duped into giving my right arm for a tiny slice of something labeled "free range.")

we sat on old rocking chairs and ate homemade ice cream, overlooking a pretty dairy farm run by an old man in overalls. i decided right then and there that this man was living my dream.

then, we nestled ourselves indoors the rest of the time. where the chill was blasting through the floor like ice and we could lay against the hardwoods and let it blow our hair around. we made squash fritters and mini pizzas.

and the sun rose and set, and like that the weekend was over. it marched out on the heels of a wet, dark rainstorm that happened last night. cooling down the blistering pavement and quenching the yellowing, dying garden. and we all breathed a collective sigh of relief.


kate said...

what a wonderful weekend you had! it was definitely a scorcher this weekend but i love that you were able to find a little bit of waffle cone happiness in the midst of the heat. this was lovely and im so happy you found such a lovely little place <3

Tiffany said...

Sounds like a great weekend! And I totally agree, the man in the overalls with the cows is living my dream as well!


Thisisme. said...

Interesting photos for us to look at today, and I'm so glad that the temperatures are a little more bearable for you now. We're struggling to make 60 degrees F! Take care my sweet friend.

Amber said...

the heat has been brutal but its nothing a little ice cream cant fix :)

Alli said...

What is in the first picture? It looks really delicious! Sounds like a nice little country weekend.

ladaisi said...


One of the best kinds of weekends, I think. Beautiful moments.

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vintch said...

@alli: those are squash fritters:) they were quite divine. robert actually made them himself!

Ana Magdalena said...

I so can relate to this post, given that I live in a small town as well.

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