Yeah, I know.Â It’s a lot of heat.Â You know it’s bad when you spend an inordinate amount of time on fan placement strategy.Â 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.Â 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, thereâ€™s the free Family Film Festival series on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (and Thursdays at Crossgates) at 10 am.Â At Bowtie Cinema in Schenectady, thereâ€™s a Kidâ€™s Club Film Series on Tuesdays and WednesdaysÂ at 10 am from June 22nd to August 18th.Â Not free, but cheap:Â I love Scotia Cinema.Â I did a post on Drive-ins, too, but it’s too hot for that!
- Indoor Fun: Go to the Library.Â Â There’s a post of Secrets of the Libraries as well as a list of my favorite Girl Power picture books.Â Or go to a Bowling Alley.Â Check out Small-bany and you might even get to go for free.Â Or go ice skating–sounds chilly, right? Â Albany Kid put together a list that includes several rinks available year-round.Â Check out the Big Ol’ List of Links for sections onÂ Indoor Playtime Geared for School-Age Kids, Toddler Play Activities, or Museums.
Have fun, and drink plenty of water!