- Ryan Hogue
How to Stay Cool This Summer
Hey everyone! It's Friday again and the weekend is coming in HOT. With temperatures calling well into the 90's this weekend and A/C units flying off the shelves I thought this was the perfect time to revisit this post. I know some people are summer people and some are even winter people but give me that happy medium of spring and fall. I can definitely appreciate a few nice summer days but my porcelain skin was not made for the unforgiving sun and 90+ degree heat. My first free tip is load up on frozen drinks and treats. Snow cones, icee pops, slushies and ice cream are my favorite and there's few better, more satisfying ways to cool down than a nice cold treat. My Freezer is overflowing with them in the summer. One of the best things about being on the eastern shore is that it was built for the summer months. Tons of bars and restaurants with great indoor/outdoor seating options that create a great vibe. Add in all the options of things to do on the water and you can easily guarantee yourself a great summer. As always make sure to comment or message in with anything I might have missed!
Beach Day- One of the best parts about living on the shore is how close we are to multiple beaches. It’s usually a couple degrees cooler at the beach with a nice breeze off of the ocean. If you bring an umbrella for shade and if you’re really hot a small personal fan then you will find yourself very comfortable and relaxed. One of the best parts about this is the beaches are free so other than the gas to get there this is one of the few things in life you can sit and enjoy for hours at no cost. Oh and when it gets too hot laying on the beach there’s a whole ocean steps away to cool you down. It’s got the best of both worlds. If you wanna stay dry and relaxed and soak up the sun you can. If you want to ride waves and have the excitement of the ocean you can. There’s a reason most people use their vacations on beach areas. And you only have so many months out of the year to take advantage of this aspect of our great location so don’t miss out.
Water Park- This one is for the kid in me. No matter how old I get, the thought of roller coasters and water parks remains thrilling to me. Again a perk of being on the shore is we are within driving distance of numerous parks. Between the exhilarating slides and the relaxing lazy rivers, a day at the water park is always a good day. One of the best ways to stay cool during the hot days is to stay wet and at waterparks. That's kind of the idea behind them. It’s also a great place if you have kids. Jolly Rogers, Frontier Town and Killens Pond are some of the ones close to us that will keep you entertained all day!
Pool Day- Let’s face it, organizing and executing a beach day or water park trip can be difficult. Especially with friends and family who all have different schedules and lives. A simpler yet still enjoyable alternative is a day at the pool. Everyone can find a pool. Whether you have one, a friend has one or you go to a public one pretty much everybody has easy access to a pool. And while a pool might not be as exciting as the previous two options, a day at the pool is still nothing to shake your head at. My favorite is when the pool has a volleyball net or basketball hoop in it. I could play pool basketball or volleyball all day. There’s little moving and the water keeps you cool and refreshed. Diving boards, slides and floating devices make the pool a place that anyone can enjoy.
Road Trips- This weather is perfect to grab some friends, pick a place on the map and just drive. Windows down, music up, passing around snacks and stopping at all the cool places you see along the way, a road trip is something that you can either plan or do spontaneously and still enjoy every minute of and make some great memories. I like to go north during the warm months as it’s usually cooler but it’s up to you. The mountains are another great place to drive to or through. It’s a great way to explore new areas and places and experience and try things you don’t have around you.
A Day Inside- When all else fails, or those day’s where warnings are coming across your tv to stay inside for safety reasons, a day inside with the A/C blasting is not a bad alternative. Grab your favorite book, or movie or invite some friends over and just enjoy staying cool and not sweating gallons. There’s just some days where it’s too hot and that’s when you make the most of that air conditioning system. Grab some refreshing drinks and some frozen treats and enjoy summer from the inside!