Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Things To Do In Chelsea when it's HOT

We are expecting a high of 92 or so today. When I dropped off my kids at their respective camp activities this morning, it was already hot and muggy.

So far this summer, it has stayed somewhere between comfortable and tolerable in our 100+ year old home without central air. After living here for 7 years I've gotten 'the system' down to a science. The system involves knowing when to have windows open, which fans to turn on, which blinds need to be shut at certain times of the day. etc.

But during the day, rather than being cooped up in our dark and comfortable house, it's nice to go out and DO something. Here are some ideas of things to do in Chelsea when it's HOT:
  • Ice skating at the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea. Need I say more?
  • Open Swim at Beach Middle School - for the most part, I am a big fan of OUTDOOR swimming, but with very young kids or old wimps (like me), sometimes it's even too hot for that. Call (734) 433-2260 for pool information.
  • Hang out at the library. I am just thrilled with Chelsea's new library. It is beautiful, well equipped and just really a nice place to hang out. Not to mention all the events and activities that go on there nearly every day.
  • Ice cream! Lots of options: Scooples or Zou Zou's in downtown Chelsea, or Twisters by Pierce Park are the big faves.
Another favorite activity of mine for hot days is to go to the movies. Me and the kids just might go see Shrek 3 this week, come to think of it!

In the meantime, I'm off to make some iced tea before it's time to pick the kids up from camp.

See also: Places to Go In Chelsea, MI


Jen said...

I lived in Chelsea for five years and could never figure out where the locals (with history) went to swim when it got really hot out. Do you know? I know/knew that Beach Middle School was an option, but I figured that everyone went to one of the local lakes, and I didn't know the secret handshake to get me in on that secret. Do you know? Was it Silver Lake or Friends' Lake or another lake I don't even know about?

Leslie said...

You know, that is a very good question! We like to go to Silver Lake on occasion, and also Independence Lake, where they have the sprinkler park.

I'm going to do some research and ask around and see what I can come up with. :)