Seems like someone turned up the heat this year and is having fun at our sweaty expense.

One thing I've seen a lot of on Facebook is pictures from friends floating the Yakima River. It's almost a rite of passage for living around here. It's hot, so let's float.

But don't forget: That same river turns into a block of ice at certain times during the year I am amazed at the awesomeness that is the Yakima Valley and even more impressed that we find ways to complain about living here. Things could be much worse.

I'll take the heat and the cold river water over ice river any day. Stay cool, my friends.

John Taylor