Summertime is slipping by. I keep getting e-mails about the start of school for me, the start of school for Meego...
Our ducks are in their rows for the most part, I assume that Wolfgang's and Chaco's are too. That's what they tell me anyways.
In the meantime, I've got my handful of tutees to keep my brain from turning totally to mush, but I've been enjoying the slower summer pace. Yesterday afternoon, after my morning's tuting, Meego was hanging out on the futon.
"We should go to Lulu's", he mumbled from behind his tablet
"K", I sleepily responded from behind my book.
Lulu's is a create-your-own frozen yogurt place, just a pleasant bike ride away. With the lure of a cold treat on a hot day, we managed to unfurl ourselves from our respective lounge positions.
It was a nice day for it - a bit on the hot side, but certainly bearable. At one point, I sprayed Meego with my water bottle, too cool him mid-ride.
"No, we need to be all hot and miserable when we get there. It'll make the yogurt taste better".
Ah, my young grasshopper has come to embrace some of my teachings! If only I could get the same agreement for picking up his room...
And it worked. The cold yogurt was yummy in the shady parlour.
Here's Meego enjoying our respite.
Refreshed, we took a different, longer route back home. We stopped to cool our tootsies in the stream near our house. That portion of the bike path was closed due to the bridge being washed out a couple of weeks ago during that storm that the cat spent in the laundry basket
We figured the "Trail Closed" sign was just a CYA for the city parks and rec, and went down to the stream. Someone had thrown a plank across where the bridge used to be, so I know we weren't the only trespassers.
Plus, we were hot and approaching miserable, so cooling the tootsies was a priority. When we discovered how deep the pool was,we couldn't stop at just our tootsies.
We didn't go upstream to investigate Meego Falls - so named as I'm sure that Meego and I were the first to discover them a couple of years ago. Meego Falls are more remote, and we had our bikes to schlep around, so we just hung out at the not-bridge until sufficiently cooled.
Tarzan / Jane time over, it was back to civilization.
A day to remember and refer to during the next blizzard.