While the dip helped, it didn't stop the sun from beating down onto our head as well as our room key. So, in fear of getting a third-degree scalp burn as well as not being able to get into our room, we had to call it quits after two dips. We ate lunch under the misters at Mandarin's excellent poolside cafe instead before spending the rest of the afternoon in the spa. Tough life, we know. Oh, and in case you were wondering... yes, the room key still worked, warped and all.
The heat only got worse on Sunday, reaching 117 degrees and tying a record. We heard some hotel air conditioners were struggling to keep up and noticed that casinos were extremely crowded, sheltering more sweaty and nearly-naked people than usual.
The heat wave hasn't really let up yet with temps hitting 112 today. The boiling temps should last until Friday, when they should drop off to a "chilly" 105 degrees.