The Backpack Chronicles - Volume II
Posted on July 25 2019
If you live in or were visiting the DMV this past weekend (DC, MD and VA), you know we were in the midst of a serious heatwave. The temperature reached 100 degrees, and the heat index made it feel like it was at least 10 degrees warmer. The humidity was palpable. I mean it was HOT!!! Now I'm not complaining. I'll take the heat over cold weather any day, and Summer only lasts about a minute and a half so I just try to keep cool the best I can and keep it moving.
On Sunday, we decided to check out the Carifesta Music & Arts Festival in Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Wooooo! I was sweating within the first five minutes after I got out of my car! I'm telling you that you had to be prepared to do battle out there. Thankfully I was in my weekend warrior gear... lightweight, comfortable clothing, large brimmed hat and my WOMAN 2 backpack which was perfect for the purchases I made from several vendors at the festival. Who wants to lug a bunch of shopping bags around when you're already weighed down from the heat? I stayed out there for over two hours and came through like a champ, but believe me I couldn't wait to get back to my air conditioned home that afternoon. Hot time... Summer in the City!