(((((( Jennifer ))))))))
* long sigh *
I hear you sis!! It really is tough. I have a couple of favorite folding chairs (bag chairs) and a portable foot rest that folds up like lawn furniture does. I've also go my on a great portable recliner (Bed Bath and Beyond)
You need to figure out if its the sun or the heat or BOTH. For me its definitely both. I do like Lynnwood suggested and plan to show up after the extreme heat subsides. I'm usually good for a sunset or a campfire . . . ha ha .
I have also seen (on TV) a vest that keeps you cool. I'm not sure if you fill it with ice or keep it in the freezer . . . but you'd need to bring a spare one in a cooler or something. I might look in to that.
I also depend on a huge golf umbrella and even with that, I'm really careful about
the reflective nature of the ground around me. Sand and concrete really let the UV bounce back up at you even under an umbrella . . . so I avoid those surfaces. Grass and earth are the best.
I got to attend an outdoor church service yesterday . . . but I arrived way early and planned my spot in the shade. Wore a wide brimmed hat and I did fine . . . but it was at 10 am.
It does our spirits good to figure out ways to be included even if it can only be a brief tine. I hope you get to pop in and enjoy the fun.
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