When it is this hot for so long you start daydreaming about cooler places. I tend to daydream about the mountains or Maine. I have a love/hate relationship with Maine. I love it because it is not just one state but many, with many states of mind.
This is my friend's house in Maine in a small town about an hour from Bangor. It is not quite isolated but pretty close. She has a river behind the house that you can still canoe, kayak or tube on and go quite awhile without seeing someone. That is the love portion. The hate portion is that this playfulness is so fleeting.