Summer breeze sure does make me feel fine. On a scale from one to ten, my satisfaction is usually a nine. It’s warm and sometimes sticky but I prefer this than the contrast. Less clothes, icy drinks and romances that often never last. I still feel like an overjoyed kid that’s just on a break from school. A feeling of freedom and reckless abandon, a flimsy excuse to break a few rules. Out late and drinking early. Work is merely a way to keep out of trouble. Every night it’s cocktails and cute faces, while my social life continues to double. In the beginning, it feels like the season will last forever. Sandals and tons of extra sun block to lend. Then in August the sales start on backpacks and books; the realization that the fun is almost at an end. I visit the beach, to enjoy the last bit of summer breeze; not excited for the cooler days ahead. Within several months when this season restarts, my satisfaction and summer will once again wed.
My favorite season is finally here….summer! Not that I need an excuse for my beach bum lifestyle. This time of year just always feels particularly different. Yes there’s the obvious change in temperature that makes most people want to hibernate in their air-conditioned fortress. There’s also more outdoor events with much less clothing involved.
However, there’s something else that makes this season different. Something that’s somewhat difficult to explain but clearly understood by those with a particular mindset. Dare I say, some persons feel that this is the season of the young,wild and free. Even if you don’t normally think you fall into one of these categories, by time the summer months hit, you will find it hard to resist the urge to be pulled in.
Summer heat can be no joking matter. Persons can develop heat bumps and rashes, endure fainting spells and adopt your shower as your new best friend. Therefore, it’s super important to stay hydrated. I personally, travel with my own bottle of cold water and also stop for additional bottles while on the road running errands. This is the most sensible thing to do.
Once that’s out the way, feel free to grab another beverage that will satisfy your taste buds though it does very little to quench your thirst.
Daiquiris are always an obvious option. Living in the Bahamas, these drinks are not hard to find and are sold at many different establishments for a low as $2.00! While sugary and sweet, this frozen drink at least helps to cool down a warm mouth and provides quick relief for a dry throat.
Strawberry and Miami Vice Daiquiris
If you’re like me and not a huge fan of frozen drinks, there’s always other options that are great on any day.
Blue Long Island Ice Tea
‘Gussie Mae’ 50 oz Goblet
‘Bahama Mama’ 50 oz Goblet
Ginger Martini and Rum Punch
Of course I personally, sampled all of these beverages for the sole purpose of writing this blog post 🙂 Keep an eye out for my other summer posts.