I am hoping the heat will not be as bad this year as it was last year, when daily highs were over 100 degrees and the day we stopped in Marshalltown it hit 108. Right now, the long-range forecast looks to have highs in the mid-80s; I hope this is the case.
This column will be back Monday, July 29, once I return. I hope to have accrued a good number of points for the Health Challenge as well. :-)