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15 Brilliant Ways To Beat The Fernie Heat

Beat The Fernie Heat - Slow Cooker and other ideas

1. Splash Park at Fernie Aquatic Centre – The splash park is good but there is very little shade. I suggest using it as a quick stop rather than a picnic and hang out spot. Plus, it’s good for ages 0-137.

2. James White Park Elk River beach or anywhere along the river – The best part about the Elk River is that the water is cold and on a hot day that’s exactly the right temperature.

3. Float the Elk River – For similar reasons to #2, the river is cold and you want to be on it or in it. Get a boat, paddle and a cold beverage, or two, and everything will be alright.

4. Cold EatsHappy Cow (hwy 3), Sweet Shoppe (2nd Ave), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (2nd Ave) all offer cold treats like ice cream or frozen yogurt or popsicles etc. That might be just what you need. I also recommend the smoothies whipped up at Mugshots or Lunch Box (both downtown).

5. Hot Drinks – Some people enjoy a hot drink on a hot day. Infinitea (downtown Fernie) has a thick book of drinks that you can sip on from tea to coffee to Crabbies Ginger Beer! Of course, there’s also Freshies, Mugshots, Loaf or Beanpod. I hear The Valley Social is going to be serving coffee at the market in West Fernie. West Fernie is becoming a bit of a food/drink truck hot spot!

6. My Basement or any other basement – Our basement is like entering Narnia before the kids defeated the White Witch. Spoiler alert? It’s important to note Fernie Heritage Library has a basement (it’s also important to note that the library is closed on Mondays.)

7. A big beautiful tree – Shade is your friend. Grab a blanket, something hot or cold (depends on what your weapon of choice is) and, hopefully, a good book. That’s what I would be doing…perhaps I’d be under one of those big trees in the Annex Park. Yes.

8. Slow Cooker Meals – The slow cooker is your friend on hot days. No one wants to sit in a hot kitchen with the oven and/or stove on in 35 degree weather. NOPE. Get that little thing cooking for you all day long and you get to go out and do any of the above or below instead. I’d also recommend ordering Elk Valley Pizza because that’s a pretty easy idea too or, as a friend recommended, some ribs from Back Country Meats.

9. Clothes Line – You turn that heat into your own free dryer and it will work faster than your dryer on a 35 degree day, too. Brina 1 vs Sun 0.

10. Close Those Blinds and Curtains – This is slightly too obvious but I don’t believe we’ll be opening our blinds or curtains until October and we’ll be better off for it.

11. As mentioned earlier today, Loon Lake – What a fantastic spot which offers plenty of #7. I would recommend just going for the morning since it’s only a 40 minute drive away and you’ll get out there before the hottest part of the day. You could also go to any of the other beaches around Lake Koocanusa but I wouldn’t go to Surveyors at Kikomun Creek Provincial Park without an umbrella or some sort of portable shelter. 3&93 is also on the way home…in case you forgot.

12. Drink water. Heat stroke and dehydration is serious business.

13. Catch a matinee at Vogue Theatre – Jurassic World and Inside Out is playing at our local theatre at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Not a bad idea!

14. Grocery Shopping – I was grocery shopping with my two kids one day last summer on a particularly hot day and this man came up to me and said “I used to do that with my kids, too. It’s the coldest place in town and they can just run around.” So true!

15. Time For A Siesta – When it’s too hot for #1 through 14, you nap.

There you have it. I’m sure there are more things you can do in Fernie to help survive a heatwave. Do you do anything special to beat the heat?


What A Gorgeous Day!

walk in james white park with the dogs

What We’ve Been Up To

So much has happened in the last month. Exactly one month ago today Phoenix Zofia Brink entered the world to a big cheering squad. Now summer has ended (you can tell by how hard the butter is to spread) and fall is falling. Where did 2011 go?

I also realized that I posted photos in Facebook for friends and family but I hadn’t put anything on my blog. Here we are, Blog, this is what we’ve been up to….

Phoenix – 1 day old
Phoenix Brink - 1 days old
Phoenix – The Little Dragon
Phoenix Brink - fire cracker
Lunch In James White Park – Dropping a load
Phoenix Brink and Leroy - Poo in James White Park
Me and My Girl – Cuddle Time
Brina and Phoenix - cuddle time
Bath Time
Bath time for Phoenix
Pumpkins Transformed Into Jack-O-Lanterns
Our Halloween Pumpkins - 2011
The Strange Dog That Ate Leroy’s Food One Day – Do you know him? He’s very sneaky.
Leroy's New Friend
There’s more to say and show but Phoenix is waking up and I must tend to her needs. I’ll be back.

Paws For A Cause in Fernie on September 12th

BC SPCA - Paws for a Cause in James White Park

Bring along your pooch and come join in at beautiful James White Park for a day of family fun at the BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Walk. The event will kick start at 10 AM with the walk taking place late morning. Once there you will be able to enjoy fantastic entertainment and activities, all in support of our favourite furry friends.

Register here.

Views Of Fernie :: A Quick Break In The Park

Break in James White Park - with Loaf snack

I love the little moments in between the bigger moments… like finishing up a meeting in town and taking my coffee and a energy packed snack to the park with Leroy. Sometimes work ain’t so bad, Shred Kelly.

Off Leash Dog Park Rules

Off Leash Dog Park Rules

Pint-Sized Film :: You Make Me Want To Frolf