Yeah, I know. It’s a lot of heat. You know it’s bad when you spend an inordinate amount of time on fan placement strategy. We have two window A/C units, and it’s not enough.
For those of you who are new-ish to the blog, I thought that it might help to get you oriented with some beat-the-heat favorites.
- Water. The post on Getting Wet has pools, beaches, spray fountains, streams, etc.
- Frozen Delights: Even if you read the original Signs of Spring post about seasonal spots opening for ice cream and grill-type food, I’ve been gradually adding links to other blogs, so it might be worth a look-see again. Or if you want to stay home and/or be nutritionally virtuous, here’s a Smoothie Recipe.
- Movies: At Regal Cinemas at Crossgates and at Clifton Park Center, there’s the free Family Film Festival series on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (and Thursdays at Crossgates) at 10 am. At Bowtie Cinema in Schenectady, there’s a Kid’s Club Film Series on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am from June 22nd to August 18th. Not free, but cheap: I love Scotia Cinema. I did a post on Drive-ins, too, but it’s too hot for that!
- Indoor Fun: Go to the Library. There’s a post of Secrets of the Libraries as well as a list of my favorite Girl Power picture books. Or go to a Bowling Alley. Check out Small-bany and you might even get to go for free. Or go ice skating–sounds chilly, right? Albany Kid put together a list that includes several rinks available year-round. Check out the Big Ol’ List of Links for sections on Indoor Playtime Geared for School-Age Kids, Toddler Play Activities, or Museums.
Have fun, and drink plenty of water!