Friday, August 28, 2009

Splish Splash!

We’re nearing the end of a hot, dusty summer in the southwest, and as I look at the thirsty lawns and shrubs around me, mind has turned not only to wishing it would rain, but thoughts of cool, summer fun. With ideas like:

A ride on a lazy river:


A splash in a waterfall:


A swim in an resort pool:


None of which I've done this summer--but why not dream big?

Finally, take a look at what the officials in Los Angeles did last year for World Water Day. The world’s longest water slide! How fun would that have been?


So tell us, what’s your favorite way to stay summer cool--real OR imaginary?

7 fresh comments:

Leigh said...

When I used to live in sticky, muggy Brooklyn in an un-air-conditioned apartment, my husband and I would make ice crowns which were simply bandanas soaked in water then formed into a circle and placed in the freezer. When you take them out, they sit on top of your head, cooling your brain, and as they begin to melt, you wrap them closer to your head so the water cools you behind your ears. I'm pretty sure they have something like that commercially available but it was fun to do it ourselves. Great for when your brain is so hot it's about to melt.

Kelly Parra said...

I think when I was a kid it was running in the sprinklers!

TinaFerraro said...

Leigh, I love that!

And yes, Kelly, sprinklers were sooooo much fun!

Janie Emaus said...

Hi,
Give me a pool. Any pool, anywhere and I'm a happy camper!

TruBlu93 said...

That slide looks amazing, even though I don't swim. =)

sharigreen said...

Ocean! Salty breezes to keep you cool on the beach, or wade in and swim & play in the waves if the shore's just too hot.

iamliterate said...

The heat index high can get up to 125 here. The only way to stay cool is stay inside. When it's a more resonable temp like 110 I swim and wakeboard all day.