Beating the Heat in the Brazos Valley

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

It was a hot day in the Brazos Valley, and the air conditioner wasn't working in the KBTX newsroom.

While repairmen took care of that situation, KBTX hit the road to find out what everyone else was doing to cool off.

We found some people so cool, they needed to wear sweats. The sign at the Arctic Wolf ice skating rink promises hot patrons a cool down.

"Its probably cooler in here than in the pool," said Carla Forehand. A fact that was appreciated on a day like Saturday.

"Oh its going to be a scorcher. That's my opinion," said Forehand.

Which was probably why over 500 people walked through the Adamson Lagoon doors, by early afternoon.

We watched as kid after kid climbed up to the top of the slides and then sailed down. However, most of their parents were more timid.

"I get in and out. I get too waterlogged after a while. I can only be in the pool for so long," said Suzanne Quartemont.

Having visited water and ice, we thought it only fitting to see some snow. JJ's snow cones guarantees the finest snow in the Brazos Valley.

"I mean the line tells it, the best ice," said JJ's employee Klara Hamiter.

Waiting for a snow cone was the only thing some folks planned on doing today.

"Probably we're gonna go home and sit in the hammock in the shade and do a whole lot of nothing," said customer Daniel Basile.

"As it gets hotter we will definitely be coming more," said Brian Estlund.

Saturday wasn't entirely hot for everyone. The mother- daughter team inside JJ's stayed nice and cool, even if they were working up a sweat.

"When its busy like this on Saturdays I usually don't get a break," said Hamiter.

However, the teenage employee doesn't get too hot about it.

"You have a great day," said Hamiter to one of her many customers.

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