While we sweat and swat mosquitoes here in South Florida, check out what they're doing out West.
As the Fourth of July holiday weekend kicks off, people across the U.S. West are donning shorts, bikini tops and Hawaiian shirts - and then they're hitting the slopes.Have a snowball fight before setting off fireworks.
Ski resorts from California to Colorado opened for the weekend to take advantage of an unusual combination of dense lingering snow from late-season storms in the Sierra Nevada and the Rockies and a high-pressure system ushering in warm air from the east.
Resort operators were reporting large crowds, balmy temperatures and plenty of bare skin.
"I've seen bathing suits, funny costumes like Hawaiian skirts and silver sequined pants. Shorts are very standard today," said Rachael Woods, a spokeswoman for California's Alpine Meadows, which has offered Independence Day skiing just one other time in its 50-year history. "People are coming off the slopes and putting on flip-flops."
No pun intended.
-photo via the AP