I don't know where you live, but where I live it's been incredulously HOT! Like in the 90s man! I know some of you see much higher degrees, but for this California girl, this is just too hot. Yesterday, I decided I need a relief and a cold shower wasn't going to cut it!
My choice way of cooling off would be jumping off a rock or pier or some sort of surface into a lake – probably because you don't have to feel the water first before getting all the way dunked in. Since there's no lakes near me I settled for the ocean. Not a bad trade-off!
I drove over to Avila Beach by myself – something I never do – and ran fast into the ocean. (I've specifically stayed away from the beach since moving up here, knowing that the water is colder than I'm used to, but yesterday, I didn't care how shocking the temperature would be to my sensitive skin.) As I lifted my head out from the water I realized I wasn't running towards shore, but instead ready for another plunge. The water was cold but not unbearable, plus, I had finally found relief from the heat. I'm going back again today with the Hubs.
What's you're favorite way of fighting the heat!!? Jumping off the high dive? Running through sprinklers? Floating on the river? Dunking under waves? Turning the dial to cold in the shower? Maybe escaping in your air-conditioned car?
An air-condition deprived Californian
Happy Cooling Off!