Texas summers are hot, and Abilene is no exception. This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy yourself, though. In fact, this town has plenty of options for everyone: kids, teens, and adults. By taking a few precautions against excessive heat, you and your family can have a great time in Abilene.

Family picnic

1. Stay safe: Keep an eye on the temperature and be careful about going out in the middle of the day, when the sun is at its hottest. Stay hydrated by carrying water with you at all times. Wear sunscreen and reapply it as needed.

2. Keep cool outdoors: One of the best ways to stay cool while outdoors is to visit one of Abilene’s water recreation areas or splash pads. The Nelson Splash Pad is located next to the Abilene Zoo, so you can plan a trip to see the animals before, or after the kids cool off. Lake Fort Phantom is probably the most popular lake in the area for swimming, boating, and water skiing. Continue reading

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The weather is warm, the sun is out and it’s a great time for you and your family to get out and about on your bicycles. While riding a bike is a safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly way of getting around, there are some potential safety risks. By following these bike safety tips, you can help ensure a summer of fun, healthy exercise for yourself and your kids.

Boy riding bike

1. Always wear a helmet: And always wear it when you ride and strictly reinforce this rule with your kids. If you get into an accident, replace your helmet immediately. The protective foam becomes less effective after an impact.

2. Get a light and a bell: Invest in a bicycle light and a bell, horn or other noisemaker so that you can see where you’re going, and attract the attention of pedestrians and drivers. Continue reading

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New Mexico has always been a top destination for those who love art, ancient ruins, and the amazing landscape; there are lots of things to do in New Mexico! But sometimes, you just need to relax, which is why we’ve put together a list of the 10 top spas in the state:

1. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa: This luxury spa offers stunning accommodations along with the opportunity to soak in mineral water and mud pools. Full spa services available. Continue reading

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