1. Avatar gooddayrome
    July 9, 2015 @ 7:32 am

    Hi John. We thought we escaped the heat by heading north, but it was terrible here, too, when we arrived in the Val Gardena. Not Rome terrible, but terrible for HERE. Even the Alpe di Siusi, usually a bastion of coolness, is suffering in 33-34-35 degree heat. Luckily today it cooled off magnificently in parts of the area and we were able to embrace the outdoor activities we love.

    I feel bad that I left our cat sitter/ house sitter in the Roman heat. At least she is not suffering alone. 🙂


  2. John Henderson John Henderson
    July 9, 2015 @ 7:41 am

    It’s likely worse in Sicilia and Calabria than in Lazio but that didn’t make me feel better roaming all through Prati this afternoon looking for a Bancomat that would take an international cash card. How’s your cat handling it? Did he/she do like me and get a haircut, too?


    • Avatar gooddayrome
      July 9, 2015 @ 7:50 am

      I think the cats are OK. They lay around on the terrace in a dream-like trance until about 17:00 then come wandering in looking exhausted. It’s the human cat-sitter I worry about. But it is as hot in her hometown of Portland, OR, this week as it is in Rome. At least in Rome one expects hot.


  3. Avatar designer4you
    July 9, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    Hail My very very funny Roman!!
    You are just a riot to read. I love the air conditioner ‘decoration’.
    Let us know when you are back in Denver.


  4. Avatar Melody
    July 15, 2015 @ 2:25 pm

    ok, now THAT was funny ! And I promise not to go to Rome in July!


  5. Avatar Chandi
    July 24, 2015 @ 9:50 pm

    Yup Yup Yup! I not only agree but I KNOW, I have LIVED IT. Same damn thing in Florence. Back when I lived in Florence, the summer of 2003 was HORRENDOUS! It was that summer when people were dying in French & Italian cities from the heat. My apartment had no air conditioning and was filled with vicious tiger mosquitoes. The withering tourists tried to stand bravely in long lines for the museums while those of us who lived there wouldn’t dare go out mid-day. We stayed in with shutters closed, as if in a mole hole for the day. Only venturing out after 8:00pm. If you wanted a swim all you had to go was get on a bus (also non air conditioned) and even someone like me who doesn’t sweat easily, was DRIPPING just from the temp inside the local bus. It was honestly as hot and humid and uncomfortable as when I lived in India.


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