I personally think the Texas summers are an insult. I might have even panicked a little bit this weekend when the temperature reached high eighties, agh! BUT, I know a lot of you are smiling wide, stretching your arms up toward that bright blue sky, dusting off last years shorts, and welcoming the warmer days to come. Me, I just think of under-boob sweat and chafing, but such is life. Maybe I'd like summer more if I had a thigh gap? (That's not ever going to happen what with the PCOS, OH and the fact that I think the last time I had a thigh gap was in utero when I was actually developing the stubs I now call legs.)
Moving on. Because I like you people, and because I need some activities to help me take my mind off of the fact that I'm sweltering, I came up with a list of fun, some alcohol included, activities that are right here in our back yard. Grab your friends, go alone, just try them out and let me know what you think!
Bike the Trinity Forest Trails.
Jimmy and I did this a couple of weeks ago and it was really nice! The trails were clean and wide (this is important to me due to my extreme lack of coordination), we weren't murdered, and we got a good workout. Sounds like a nice little Saturday to me! The trails are located in and around the Trinity Audubon Center. You can walk, bike, bird watch, sit, sleep, eat...whatever your heart desires! Click on the link and it will give you directions and trail information.
- Spend an afternoon at CiboDivino.
Everyone. This place is adorbs. It's located a bit south of downtown in the Kessler Park area. It's a market/restaurant/bar, and is inspired by the Mercati di Piazzas in Italy where families shop for fresh food and gather together to enjoy it. You can order food from the bar (pizzas-GF option, salads, meat and cheese plates, etc.) or you can pick something out in the market and enjoy it outside at long picnic tables. They even have ribeyes that they'll grill right up for you. We took my parents there this weekend and killed a couple of bottles of wine. Grazie!
- Experience the flavors of craft beer. Ladies, put down the Michelob Ultra. I know you want to be skinny, but grab a La Croix instead. They're basically the same thing. Dallas is home to some pretty incredible little breweries. Grab some friends and/or family and make a Saturday out of hopping (ha) in and out of a few (drive responsibly). Some of my favorites are Four Corners Brewing Co. (Local Buzz-yum, yum) Peticolas Brewing Company, Texas Ale Project (they have a really nice and big outside area with tables and places to sit. Also, Fire Ant Funeral- check it out), Deep Ellum Brewing Co., AND Community Beer Co. All of these breweries are pretty close together, four of them around the corner from each other.
- Watch a movie at Klyde Warren Park. Every summer (sorry, you'll have to wait a bit) Klyde Warren Park plays a movie on Saturday nights. Grab some blankets, chairs, and catch a film on a large screen right there in the outdoors. How neat! In the past, the months have been themed (for example, last year an entire month of Saturdays was geared toward Marvel movies, another month was Disney movies). Keep watching their website for their schedule. Until it's movie time, check out a ton of other neat things they do there. Yoga, dancing, movies, food trucks. The possibilities are endless!
- Go kayaking or paddle boarding on White Rock Lake. Get out on the water, feel the breeze! You can also walk, bike, or run around the lake, bring a blanket and read, sun tan, have a picnic. The area is really nice, and being near the water helps with the ridiculous heat. Click on the link for information regarding kayak and paddle board rentals!
There ya have it! Some ideas for warm weather adventures. What are your favorite things to do when the sun comes blaring? Do you like the summer?
Until next time,