First of all, despite what it looks like, I am not yet in danger of losing my home, where I live here in Oceanside. Last evening, when I looked out of my south balcony window, this is what the sun looked like. It was literally the color of raspberry sherbet (or for those of you who never got past 3rd grade: sherbert).
For those of you that are very concerned about my safety, and especially my own personal hydration, I want you to know that I did follow my instincts and drove down to the unofficial hydration center for Carlsbad, otherwise known as Carlsbad Brewing Company, or Pizza Port, to the locals. As luck would have it, Sharkbite Red Ale was on sale at $2/pint, so re-hydration was inexpensive and enjoyable. I was joined by Carlsbad Dave.
You might be surprised to know that even with all the smoky air everywhere, there were record crowds at Pizza Port, indoors and out.
I think everyone is very concerned about their hydration.
Truthfully, by the time I went down there — about 30 minutes after I shot these pictures — the air had gone still here, and it was a delight to get out of my closed house. I’d been indoors all day with all the windows and doors shut, outdoor temperatures over 90f-degrees, and no air conditioning.