Baldwin City in the Sun
I am comfortably writing this blog post in my air conditioned apartment, where outside it is already a heat index of 103 degrees! This summer has been a very hot one, and Baker’s hometown sure hasn’t missed out on the rays.
For the most part I enjoy the warmth. Taking a walk outside, or reading in the shade during the summer is something I enjoy. And it opens up night time to be a comfortable time to gather. I’d much rather go to a water park in the heat than in a cooler weather. Cold water and cool air don’t mix for me! Still gotta watch those sunburns though.
Where I REALLY don’t like the heat…. is in my non-air conditioned car. Oh man! You can only roll down the windows so much! I dread everytime I pull up to a stoplight or heavy traffic, and shake my fist at the sun. Then I can’t wait to run until the next building I was driving to to bask in the glorious cooled air.
The grape arbor is actually a decently cool place to sit outside. It’s usually very breezy and it has a lot of shade. Eating your lunch under it can be a relaxing change of pace.
I know I’ve been drinking a LOT of water this summer, and that helps me stay fairly cool, if not just to replenish what I lose in my car. Every now and then too I’ve gone to the pool to take a dip.
So, what is it that you do to “beat the heat?”