So, when you are exiled to anywhere that's wet or air-conditioned, what kind of options do you have? My son can only sit in a cart and walk around Wal-Mart or Target for so long, you know. And, at $5 a pop, visiting the local aquatic complex isn't a daily option. Oh yeah, and my backyard is about as inviting as Death Valley in July. Dirt and the heat of a million burning suns. Yuck.
Thank goodness God had the foresight to create a little wonder called the Colorado River a few eons ago. It ain't glamourous, pretty, or have crystal blue waters. But that water runs cool when I dip my feet and the price is right!
Last week the bestie and I took the kiddos to the river for some free, cool fun. We found a little inlet with a slow current and was only ankle to knee deep. It was the perfect spot for everyone to play, have a good time, and be water-safe. We're going back again today.
And who doesn't love some float down action?! Saturday marks the 2nd annual Brandi Bender Birthday Colorado River Float Down. Whoot! Whoot! It'll just be me, a nice inflatable, lots of sunscreen, and 4 hours of just going with the flow! Oh yeah, and about 5-7 other people. Good times!
So, there's my answer to beating the summer heat. If you need me, I'll be at the river!