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Keeping Cool in Santa Clarita
August, 2015 - Issue #130
We asked - and you answered!
Our readers share how they chill out when the hot temps roll in.
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"The local libraries all have a fabulous summer program for kids.
In addition, they have kid-friendly computers where kids can play different learning games while parents relax nearby. Ventura is such a short drive and
it's always a bit cooler there with the ocean breezes. We usually head to Marina Park where the kids can play on the playground, pirate ship zip line or run along the beach looking for pebbles and shells. Also, Southern California has a ton of kid-friendly museums: Kidspace, Discovery Cube, La Brea Tar Pits, Skirball,
just to name a few, are a short drive and filled with opportunities for
learning in an air-conditioned environment,"
Melissa Day

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"Essential oils! Put some drops of peppermint in a spray bottle
with water and spray yourself or the kiddos down. Best part is
it's portable so you can take it in the car, to the park, anywhere
you go this summer! Instant cooling effect and safe and natural,"
Brittany Cawley Ellis

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"Taking a cold shower can keep you cool for quite a while.
I know we're all conserving water, but less than one minute
under the coldest water you can stand really brings
down your body temp and raises your comfort level,"
Jacqueline Motyl

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"Tip for doggies: freeze some plastic chew toys in a
very large bowl of homemade chicken stock/water.
Unmold outside in a shady spot to keep pups cool and entertained,"
Melissa Riner

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"Stay mentally cool with a self-care plan. Include time
each day or week to do something that one finds relaxing
or enjoyable amidst the everyday responsibilities.
Today, I'm taking the kiddos to Ventura for a nature
scavenger hunt at the beach, then back home
in time for a nap. During their nap, I'll be
catching up on my new book,"
Erin Zegarra

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"Deep Creek Hot Springs. There's a cool creek and hot springs.
Your choice! Just Yelp 'Bowen Ranch in Apple Valley.'
That's how you enter,"
Yasmin Elgabryy

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"Geocaching. We have been doing
it all week all over the SCV,"
Teri Roux Ramirez

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"Nothing makes me happier than having my kids
and grandkids over for a pool party/barbecue.
I love the laughter, the splashing and the chaos!
Anybody and everybody are always welcome!,"
Tracy Hallinan-Cookson

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"Carpenteria. We always find great parking and there are
plenty of places to have lunch or just get some coffee,"
Angelica Cervantes Hedges

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"Santa Clarita Aquatic Center,"
Silvie Faust

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"I like to camp at Lake Casitas!
They have a water park on the premises so you can 'chill out'
in the lazy river and still get your camp on,"
A. Sawyer
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