It’s hard to complain about the heat here when so much of the country is having record-breaking temperatures, PLUS humidity.  But our first “monsoon” storm arrived this afternoon, shortly after 3 p.m. The dark clouds were ominous over the city  and when they opened up, it rained, very hard, for about 15 minutes.  Not a record in any way, but enough to cool the temperatures to a current 73 degrees (23 degrees cooler than Chicago right now).


We will be leaving for upstate NY and NYC tomorrow morning….anticipating hot and steamy temps there but lots of air-conditioned museums and shops to escape to!   Happy Fourth of July, all! Image