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Readers offer tips for beating the heat


Rachel Tucker, 6, of Spokane, carries her lizard water toy through Coeur d'Alene City Park on her way to Lake Coeur d'Alene on Thursday.  She and her family were beating the heat by spending a day near the water. 
 (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Rachel Tucker, 6, of Spokane, carries her lizard water toy through Coeur d'Alene City Park on her way to Lake Coeur d'Alene on Thursday. She and her family were beating the heat by spending a day near the water. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
From Staff Reports The Spokesman-Review

Oh sure, you say just crank up the AC, or go jump in the lake, or spend some quality time in your friendly neighborhood meat locker. That’s how to beat the heat on days like this, when the temperature climbs several rungs above sizzling.

But what else can one do to avoid roasting in that big oven out there? Readers of our Huckleberries Online blog offered these inspired schemes to beat the heat, and they’re just too cool not to share:

“Vacation in Canada (I leave on Sunday).” – Posted by nic

“Harry Potter in theaters now!” – Thom George

“We decided to go to Dworshak (today) and with luck camp out (tonight) and do a bit of fishing and swimming and puttering about where hubby has never been.” – JeanC

“The Lake isn’t 102 degrees.” – Northerner

“A chilled glass of strawberry wine and a prawn baguette while sitting in the shade with me feet dangling in the River Meon next to the Roebuck Inn pub = heaven…” – marmitetoasty

“A cooled-off below-ground basement, closed blinds, cooler of iced drinks, kids watching a movie, wife nursing the baby, me reading a book – Heat-Busters! Or, in case that doesn’t work, a corner seat at Capone’s and something 16 oz. draft.” – MikeK

“Empty your pockets, climb in the shower with your clothes on, and then go take a walk – you’ll cool as you dry. Water the lawn and then open the window nearest where you just watered. Keep the blinds, curtain and windows shut during the day and then open them up at night. Put a cold rag around your neck. Think cool thoughts. Go get an ice cream cone at Rogers….” – Idawa

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