Heat waves happen pretty much every summer. Last weekend's (July 21-23) was the first of this year. I had some vacation days saved up so I took Thursday and Friday off, figuring it would be better to be immersed than stuck inside with the air conditioning on.
I visited The Ledges each day. When it is hot the water drops faster, because of the increased electricity demand. On Friday it dropped an entire foot. There's now a substantial amount of sandy beach available, and plenty of rock surface also, so the beach real-estate crunch is over. We also had a number of new people drop in to jump and dive off the cliff. Perhaps the most memorable was a group of camp counselors who were on a 2-day inter-term, from some camp in Maine. They were on a tight schedule but they seemed like they had a lot of fun nevertheless. (I think they taught the local teenagers a thing or two while they were at it.)
Weather looks good again this weekend. Hope to meet you there!