It's the coolest summer I can remember in Seattle. That may not be saying as much as you might think, given that I've spent many summers abroad, but still. So it doesn't take a heat wave to get us in the mood for summer activities. We've gone to the beach bundled in sweatshirts and raincoats, we've splashed in the blow-up pool with our teeth chattering, and today we pulled out the sprinkler because the sun was making a rare appearance. Yep, 70 degrees is "we need to cool off" weather around here.