Linda Roberts emails: After reading your article on rainy days (AllEars® Issue #878
), it made me think about our adventures at Disney. Both trips were in summer and so we did encounter rain. We rethought what was a fun use of our time during the rain instead of being annoyed that the rain may spoil our day, so here are my tips for dealing with rainy weather:
-- Purchase a waterproof backpack to keep treasures and dry clothes dry.
-- Buy lightweight rain jackets with good hoods. I thought we would find them hot, but we didn't and they made such a difference to being comfortable.
-- A tip from one of the cast members on our first trip is when your clothes are wet and you go indoors, leave on the poncho for a bit, as it will dry your clothes much quicker.
-- Consider ditching the shoes and socks for good hiking sandals and flip-flops. We found that even if we had dry socks, they were going in wet shoes and were tearing our feet apart.
-- Fabrics are also important. Leave denim and cargo shorts at home and opt for lightweight sports clothes that are made to dry quickly. Also, quick-drying sports towels are great just for drying face, hands, etc.
-- Do not wait for parades... In the rain, we came up with an indoor plan to take its place. We found many amazing things that we may have normally walked by.
-- Follow the good advice of the character Dory, from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, who has given our family its motto over the years: "Just keep swimming!"
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