Today was our first chance to go for a proper hike in three weeks. I jumped at it even though I knew it was going to be miserably hot. Drove out to hike the Wilson River trail, but only made it about a mile before throwing in the towel. It was 95 degrees at noon and just getting hotter, humid and gross. There was no one out– no people or animals, just lots of insects. The hike wasn’t satisfying and I felt like Ivan needed more time out so we followed it up with a visit to Lowes, the Home Depot, and then Petco, which are all more or less in the same shopping center. Ivan got pet by a couple people and was a good boy.