How to beat the heat

Katarina and her brother, Andrew, enjoy a summer day at Huntington Beach.

Are you having a hot, hot summer? Are you having trouble cooling off in the sun? There are lots of ways to cool off in Bay Village! Here are some of of my favorite ideas to stay cool.

Being hot is not a problem if you're at the Bay Village city pool or at Lake Erie. The Bay pool is a fun way to beat the heat because there are lots of friends to play with and lots of things to do. You can go down the slides, go off the diving boards or just swim around.

If you are a mom in Bay, you can bring a book to read when your kids are having fun swimming. You can also have fun swimming in Lake Erie. I love Huntington Park! If you didn't come to swim, you can pick up sea glass or watch the waves come into shore.

Another way to stay cool is to ride your bike to one of the ice cream places. Which ice cream parlor is your favorite? I like them all!

Do you like taking walks in the summer? Sometimes does it get really hot when you're walking? It's no problem if you live close to a forest. You can take a walk by the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. When you take a walk in the woods, you can take binoculars or a bird book with you. Make sure to wear bug spray! And don't forget to visit the Science Center and its animals when you're done.

Are you a bowling fan? If you are, then the Bay Lanes bowling alley is the place for you! It's a great way to stay cool! I especially like when they turn on the disco lights!

How can you take a walk and only get your feet wet? A creek walk! There are lots of creeks in Bay Village. Choose one of them and go on a nice, cool, shaded walk! You may even catch a glimpse of some frogs and salamanders!

It's nice to have lunch in your house, but even better outside in the shade! It's a delicious way to cool off! The Cahoon Park gazebo is a nice spot for a picnic.

Another great way to cool off is to play with water guns and water balloons. Have a big party and get each other soaked! 

Do you like to read? If you do, then you should go to the Bay library and pick out a good book. It will help cool you off if you read in the shade. It's so relaxing to lose yourself in a good story!

I hope that you use one of these ideas and have fun doing it! Have a great summer in this beautiful community!

Katarina Chesterfield

Katarina Chesterfield is a fourth-grader at Westerly Elementary School.

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Volume 3, Issue 15, Posted 3:39 PM, 07.26.2011