What’s it all about?
Very simple! Each month I take the word prompt for that month and create a blog post of anything I want using that word. My personal goal for participating in this challenge is for you to learn a bit about me each month.
This month’s prompt is: HEAT
When I see the word ‘heat’, it is always preceded in my mind by “Beat the”. I am not a heat lover and summer is my least favorite season. But, I’ll play fair and not be a downer.
There are a few things that will entice me out into the heat though I do it sparingly because this gal only melts (heat stroke) and gets cranky when it’s truly sweltering and you do not want to see that horror show.
One of my fav summer HEAT activities is watching baseball at the ballpark with my water, nachos piled high with jalapenos and scorecard in my lap shouting cheers for the home team.
I’m rather spoiled when it comes to opportunities to watch a baseball game live. I am about thirty minutes from Detroit’s Comerica Park where the Detroit Tigers play and about thirty minutes from the Toledo Mudhen’s ballpark. I go to each about once a year. My parents live fifteen minutes from the Ogden Raptors and an hour from the Salt Lake City Bees parks and we alternate trips to those. And, last but certainly not least, I can go watch my niece and two nephews play for school teams and community teams where watching grammy (my mother in law) turn into a true screaming, frenzied fanatic is the most entertaining thing in the world.
Another grand summer HEAT activity (okay its more get away from the heat, but who’s counting), is camping. I am a big fan of getting away from it all and being completely unplugged for a week or two each year. Sadly, I don’t do tent camping these days- out of shape, plus bears (just saying), but we get out to Utah with my folks in their older RV and hit the trail up a mountain to a campground by a lake or stream. We do the whole nine yards, (mild) hikes, paddling, swimming, badminton, campfire cooking and s’mores, campfire stories and games, or kicking back in the camp chair in the shade by the lake with a good book.
And, as you are reading this, I am probably engaged in one of the two I showcased above out in gorgeous Northern Utah. What are some of your Summer HEAT activities or what do you do to Beat the HEAT? Do Tell!
Blog All About It Challenge is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup. You can check out more about it here: http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2018/11/2019-blog-all-about-it-challenge.html