Hiding From the Sun
One of the places we stopped (briefly because we couldn't risk stopping the minivan's motor) in Salem was the Oregon Glove Company
, which still makes gloves in Oregon. (Much of their product is now imported, alas.) I bought a pair of light-colored driving gloves, not because I'm driving some sort of zippy sports car where I need to grip the wheel, but to keep my hands from catching fire. I've always been sun-sensitive, but my high blood pressure medication is apparently exacerbating this. Even with SPF50 zinc-oxide sunscreen applied liberally, I was red-faced from sun exposure every day the sun was out on our Spokane-Seaside trip. My hands were burning as well, so I got the gloves to wear during sunny weather.
We're into a stretch of summer weather now, with no clouds and highs above 35°C, so I think I'll stay indoors a lot near the swamp cooler. Current Mood: relaxed