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!