The ghetto pool out back hasn't lost it's popularity either. It's not so ghetto now with sand to level the spot, chlorine tablets to clean it, and a filter designed for this size pool. Can you believe the filter that came with the pool was for a 300 gallon-sized pool? The pool holds over 1400 gallons of water. I am at a lost as to why the filter was included in the first place. Now with the right filter, the pool is awesome.
Outdoor cookouts are a popular way for us to beat the heat. Cooking outside keeps the house cool, and sitting in the shade with beer and friends is always fun.
We also enjoy activities in air conditioned places such as science museums and movies. In fact, I took the kids to see Brave last week. It was their first time in a movie theater and they had a blast.