Growing up in Western Washington, my family had just one strategy for keeping cool during our all-too-short summers: get outside, find the nearest body of water, and jump in.
Recently, though, I've discovered not everyone shares my enthusiasm for basking in the sun. (I cynically tell myself they're not from here and therefore don't "get it.") Some people are more comfortable finding a cool spot in the shade—or, better yet, in an air-conditioned building.
With temperatures expected to hit the mid-90s in Redmond this week, many of us will be plotting our escapes from the heat. The forecast calls for highs of 79 degrees on Tuesday, 84 on Wednesday, 93 on Thursday, and 94 on Friday.
What's your plan? Is there a particular park or beach you like to visit on hot days? Or are indoor, air-conditioned activities more your style? Tell us in the comments section.
Whatever you do, don't forget to stay hydrated and look after vulnerable neighbors and . The National Weather Service has issued a special statement with additional advice about staying safe in hot weather.