Thursday, July 28, 2011

Doldrums of Summer

It’s really hard to think up topics for my blog. I seem to be in the doldrums of summer. It is way hotter here in St Louis than in Merida, and it’s really humid too.
I don’t have a pool to cool off in. The public pools are not really close and are expensive at $8.00 for adults. Many of them are water parks and difficult to take a toddler to. ( I am with my almost 2 yr old grand daughter, Maia every day) So we have made do with free spray parks. In case you are not in the know, spray parks are concrete pads with different kinds of water sprays that come out of them. Many public parks have them and they are usually free. Just our style!

However that still leaves me hot as prancing around a spray park is not something I would do! Our other option is Maia's little blow up pool I put on the deck. She loves to pretend she's swimming and it seems to keep her busy for an hour or so while I sit under the umbrella and suck down an ice coffee.

I do have some plans however! Today we are going to visit a friend who's townhouse complex has a pool! She says that hardly anyone ever uses it so hopefully today will be the same. I'm looking forward to immersing myself in some cooling water and when Maia wakes up from her nap we will go!


  1. I'm going to St. Louis for a conference in September. Do you think I'll look silly if my colleagues catch me playing in the spray fountain?

  2. Hmmm...maybe! If you have some free time, I could take you to one.. or just meet for coffee or such.


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  4. Free spray parks would be a welcome relief in Merida, but the 'jeans only' dress code for men in public places would have to be eliminated. Soggy jeans can be a tad uncomfortable.

  5. I wasn't aware that 'jeans only' is a dress code in Merida... CQ has been wearing linen or khaki! (with a guyabera)I will have to buy him some jeans!
    I can't imagine spray pads added to Merida's parks, because they would be treacherous with all that pigeon poop..slicker than S### all of us would have broken legs, hips etc!