Escaping the Heat
2020 has been an unusual summer in California. We started the summer indoors and at home in the midst of a global pandemic. Then the heatwaves came, with temperatures rising to 130F in Death Valley and hitting all-time records throughout California. Then the state caught on fire, leaving firefighters to battle some of the largest blazes we've ever had and the rest of us trying to escape the smoke, which created the worst air quality we've had in 30 years. Definitely not an ideal summer. But, it takes a lot more than that to keep Californians away from the beach, especially on those blisteringly hot summer days.