I just got back from a short trip to California. Besides normal things like meeting up with friends, checking in on things in the office, we had a work BBQ. 8 folks from our office in Pune India are over visiting for training and the team self organized a wonderful BBQ at Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area in Pleasanton, CA. I think it is a re-use of a former gravel pit (there is a cement and gravel company up the road). A wonderful place for families – there is a swim area with full lifeguard support that very gradually goes out into the lake and the water is warm.
We had about 60 people show up and I was so busy chatting and flipping burgers and dogs on the grill, I forgot to take any people shots. All I personally took was when I took a brief walk to check out the rest of the lake
Coming back to New England was a bit of a shock. May 2017 was the 5th wettest month on record and was cold (40’s and 50’s mostly). When I left for California it was mid forties – stepping out of the airport on my return, it was 97 degrees and very humid. Driving home (around 5:00pm at this point) – I was heading south on Rte 95 when I passed through a thunderstorm. Sheeting down rain and in 1/3 of a mile the temperature dropped from 98 degrees to 81 degrees! The storm was only 1 mile wide and then the temp shot back up again on the other side. Very weird!
Summer is finally coming!