Northland Residents Find Ways to Beat the Heat
Posted at: 07/16/2012 6:47 PM
| Updated at: 07/16/2012 6:58 PM
By: Katey Rusch
Parts of the Northland were under a heat advisory Monday and folks found plenty of ways to cool down in this heat wave.
The spraying of a sprinkler, the hum of air conditioners, and every kid's favorite sound, the jingle of an ice cream truck are all signs that it's one of the hottest days of the summer.
"Can we get two drumsticks?" Kasie Smith asked the ice cream truck vendor.
"We were planning on having ice cream at Cold Stone but you can't say no to the ice cream truck."
"I am gonna eat it pretty fast because it melts," said Brecken Berquist.
If ice cream didn't cool your core, a splash in Lake Superior was just was the doctored ordered for the two sisters, Leann
"You can cool down when it's really hot and you can go swimming," said Leann Hardy.
"I heard it was going to be one of the hottest days of the year so we got up early, packed up sandwiches and headed to the beach," said Maureen Hardy of Duluth.
Jeff Kappes made the heat bearable with an beach umbrella.
"I knew it was going to be really hot and the water is cold and beautiful so I thought I'd make a day of it," said Kappes, who's up visiting from the Twin Cities.
He plans to stay all day, just like the Hardy girls.
"We packed sandwiches and chips and water and we are going to be out here as long as we can take it," said Maureen Hardy.
Because Northland summers only sizzling a second.
"We actually don't get heat so when we do we just love to get out here and enjoy it," said Hardy.