Friday, July 31, 2009


Posted by Leona Bergstrom

We’ve been moaning and groaning a lot this week about the super high temperatures in Seattle. Dick and I are very blessed to live near Lake Washington and have beach access at a small community beach club. (It helps make up for living on a very busy street and hearing traffic the rest of the year!) Living near the lake makes us very popular this time of year – especially on days when the temperature exceeds 100 degrees. Standing in the cold lake is the best remedy!

We have had a blast hosting our family at the beach. Together we work to put up canopies (Terry and I are learning to follow directions….), blow up floaties, build sand castles, and chase giant bubbles. We’re learning that we need shoes in the lake because the rocks are sharp. We’re learning what are the best no-fuss foods to take in coolers and how much ice to buy. We’re watching our grandsons and grandnephews learn how to swim! We’re becoming good friends as we talk, beach buddies as we play and all around enjoying getting closer as a family.

My daughter said to me yesterday while we were bobbing up and down in the cool lake water, “Mom, you know how you guys are always talking about your memories with your kids at Lake Padden or Flathead Lake? Well, now we are making our OWN memories. We’ll never forget this.”

Hot weather. Warm memories. It doesn’t get any better than this.


Peggy Forster said...

What a great post!!!

Donni said...

What fun! There's no place better than in the water in Seattle in the sun!