Phew! It’s hot. We’ve done several cross country trips in the summer, like every summer for the past 19 years. And most have been without benefit of an air-conditioner. This year is no different.
June 7th was a scorcher. So as we crossed into Arkansas found ourselves in Mammoth Springs and the cool 58° water was calling us.
So we stopped for a picnic lunch and poked our toes into the refreshing water.
While we were there a disturbing little incident happened though that gave us a reminder of how precious life is and how everything can change in a blink of an eye. A family with a little girl, about 3 or 4 years old, came to the bank to cool off. The 5 adults she was with were all very attentive. And yet as she stood on the edge of the bank it gave away and she fell in. It only took a second and she was in the water face down. Luckily, 3 of the adults reacted quickly and pulled her out. And we are relieved to report that she was fine.
Summer is here. We hope you will all stay cool and safe.