Friday, May 28, 2010

Local Pond and Heat Stroke

I don't know if this is a validation of global warming (you can pretty much read into anything), but the weather had been unseasonably warm for a couple of days last week, to the point of being intolerable. We had one day where we hit the mid-90s, and it was brutal. The outdoor pools have yet to open, and when it's that hot, you don't want to swim indoors (at least I don't want to swim indoors), so the question becomes, what to do?

Well, lucky for us, there are a few ponds nearby that are fed by springs, making them clean enough to swim in. Best of all, they are frequented by local kids, so we get to have fun with the neighbors, as well.

We've been going to them over the past few days, riding our bikes, and it sure makes the heat more tolerable. Plus, we get that classic Tom Sawyer, summer, growing in the country experience. Something alien to a city boy like myself, who still has problems sinking his feet into the muck at the bottom of the pond and spends half the time reminding the kids not to drink the water.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Chee Kong Teo for the pic.

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