The AJP asked its staff and colleagues at Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona to share their secrets for beating the heat in Tucson’s triple-digit summers.
Gail Barnhill: “Start gardening at 9 p.m. under yard lights and jump in the pool every 15 minutes. I swim with my five grandsons. ‘Watch me GG … watch me GG … watch me GG.’”
Phyllis Braun: “I like to float in our community pool at night and look up at the stars.”
Bertí Brodsky: “My best way is to have an Eegee’s and head up to Mt. Lemmon!”
Debe Campbell: “Turn off the heat in the hot tub, making it a cool tub for an after-the-drive-home-from-work soak. Put a pan of ice in front of a fan for the dogs to lay in front of.”
Jeanette Dempsey: “After we watch the sunset with our dogs, Amelia and Oliver, we take cold showers, jump on our bikes and hit The Loop for a smooth, chilled ride.”
Beverly Sandock: “Raspados! So refreshing in the summer. I have a list from the Tucson Foodie’s top 19. I work my way through them during the summer. Thus far, my favorite cooling flavor is coconut.” www.tucsonfoodie.com/2016/06/02/23-of-the-best-raspado-spots-in-tucson.
Ari Slater: “We hook up misters on our front porch … which reminds me, we need to do that!”
Román Urias: “I’m pretty basic. I like to watch Netflix and eat food that is not so good for you, LOL.”