The weather report says it’s gonna hit 94 degrees today here in Fort Lauderdale. And the week-long forecast shows 90 degree days as far out as the pretty weather lady will show me. I think it’s finally dawning on me that the summer season is here to stay.
I’m having a hard time adjusting to the opposite schedule of outdoor seasons. You see, it’s only been two years since I moved here from Chicago.
In Chicago, we stay inside during winter because…
There are only 18 weeks of summer in Chicago between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and even those aren’t all guaranteed good weeks. So every chance during the summer we played outside because…
Well here in Fort Lauderdale, the Canadians are back up north, the mid-westerners are back up in Chicago and the roads are finally manageable. The typical attitude is to hunker down in an icy cold movie theater or at the mall any time leaving the house is required. What Floridians seem to think of summer is…
Despite the heat, I quite enjoy the summer season in South Florida. I have a screened in porch to keep the mosquitoes at bay, and although it’s Hurricane Season, when there are no storms nearby the weather is spectacular for sailing. The winds typically are more favorable for a sail and the westerly direction means the ocean and the waterways can be calm.
Other fun stuff to do outside this summer…..
- Any day on the beach is a great day!
- Stonewall Pride in Wilton Manors – June 22 and June 23
- Downtown Hollywood’s Art Walk – June 15 from 7pm to 10pm
- Jazz on the Square in Lauderdale By The Sea – all summer long
- Guided Tours of Hugh Taylor Birch Park – all summer long
- The Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk Sunday Arts – every 4th Sunday of the month
Now let’s buck the trend and get outside and have some fun this summer!