We are all this kid

There will be a point in the middle of June when you ask yourself how you got here and question your life choices.

But then in July you'll sit on a patio after a monsoon rain and the world will smell like creosote and hot asphalt. The summer sunset will be hot pink and your Instagram is allย ๐Ÿ˜ย ๐Ÿ’ƒย ๐Ÿ™

By October, you're done. Nope. Why am I still sweating.ย 

We're right there with you. Our relationship with the desert is love-hate-love.

From a 2013 web comic On Fire

To get you through the tough times, we are launching a Summer Survival Guide today. All summer we'll be filling it with pro tips, empathetic tears and things to do.ย 

Already we've got outdoor movies, swim lessons and summer camps and today we'll offer you seven more stories โ€” things you can pull out when you've reached the end of your rope. Like where to get amazing ice cream, find desert swimming holes and chilly cocktails.

We're all in this together. May you always find a shady spot to park. โœŒ๏ธย โค๏ธย ๐ŸŒต


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