Monday was really hot and our temperature was in the upper 80's. What best way to beat the heat that day than to be in the water with friends to cool off. Yes, we went to Long Lake park near us. We set it as playdate for the kids.
This lake is one of the fine swimming beaches here in our county and is only about 5 to 10 minutes away from our house depending on traffic. We got there passed 1pm and the park area was already full of people lounging on the grassy hillside, overlooking the lake, basking under the heat of the sun. There were too many people just sitting on the dock and more in the water cooling off. Good thing our friends who got there first were able to put up a tent near the water so when the kids are playing they are just a stone throw away.
The water was cold, but it feels good when you dip in because the heat of the sun that day was so overwhelming. I forgot to bring the kids their floaties and the good thing is that there are life vests that you can borrow if you need one at no cost provided by the park and recreation services. For sure and for safety purposes, I borrowed one each for my girls. There were also lifeguards deployed along the beaches and on the dock.
In times of this very hot summer weather, the best way to spend it with if you like the outdoors is in or near the water. Just make sure to take all the necessary precautions as drowning is a silent killer. If you are in the water boating, make sure all the passengers have the correct life vest and no drinking while operating the boat. When going swimming, please be mindful of the water's current and do not leave the kids in the water without supervision. Life vest is good but close supervision is still important for their safety.
We may go back there one of these hot summer days and I will take a good picture of the lake view as I did not have the chance this day. The kids were so excited to be in the water and I can't leave to get my phone or use my phone while in the water for fear of it to fall.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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