The days seem cooler…at last. I love birds…but we have few. I am charmed by trees, but here again we have palm trees and alders. We do have heat. Ugly hot sticky stuff coming up from the south. I can’t imagine how the players have been doing in the long damp heat of Rio’s winter.
Yes, despite politics, despite local disasters, we have the Olympics and Rio in 100% humidity. It may only be 70 degrees F, 21 degrees there, but that 100% humidity would drive anyone into air conditioning. The Olympics are outdoors, and amid the problems of polluted waters and polluted players, there have been some golden moments.
There’s Bolt. There’s Phelps, but to cheer the soul now there is also Ledecky. I love that woman. Abbey D'Agostino of the U.S. and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin touched our hearts. Did I say how much I enjoyed the rowing, the shooting, and the beach volleyball.
The days seem cooler, and we have had the magic of the Olympics.