Wednesday, July 18, 2012


June 20th marked the official start of summer. Now that probably means nothing to you lucky ones living back home in T&T but for us in the US of A, summer is a big deal. We finally get to do some of the shit trinis get to do year round. 

Feeling like a beach run? Well if it's before Memorial Day or after Labour Day, guess what? You outta luck homie. In the State of Georgia at least, beaches are closed from Labour Day to Memorial weekend. Even more horrifying, is the fact that it's not just closed beaches, but pools, rivers, lakes and waterparks as well. 

That being said, we literally have 3 months of beach time followed by 8 months of bathtub surfing for kicks. And it's not like we're in college anymore, most of us work; those 3 months are really 24 days total (Saturdays and Sundays) that I can devote to beach season. Many would argue that beaches are readily available in Florida outside that timeframe. I would in turn argue that a 4 - 6 hour drive is impractical each and every time I felt the urge for salt water. 

(which isn't to say I haven't already been to Panama City Beach twice this far).

All in all, it's almost August already and I've only put in two beach limes and two waterpark trips so far and haven't seen a river yet. Thankfully the crew has decided to do Sandy Springs Summer Splash Festival this year, a City-sponsored, six mile float down the Chattahoochee River near the end of July. Twelve trinidadian and/or otherwise caribbean-oriented people, two inflatable rafts, alcohol, six miles of open river..........trouble. 

Stay tuned..............

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