The Gull Reef Club

3/29/2005

You ain’t from around here…

Filed under: — Jaime @ 7:24 pm

At lunchtime today, I was standing near Johnson Square waiting for Mike to pick me up. It was a gorgeous, sunny 75 degrees out. I was wearing khaki pants, a grey t-shirt, and a red sweatshirt, unzipped.

Three people walked past me, obvious tourists. They appeared to be a mom, dad, and daughter, about 10 years old or so. All are decked out with the essential tourist give-away clues – cameras, maps, wide-brimmed hat for mom, fannie packs, fluorescent shorts, and white, thick-soled sneakers.

As they approach, the walking/jumping, little girl exclaims to her parents, “This is great! It’s like the 4th of July out here!” and she twirls around, raising her arms to honor the sky.

They walk past and the little girl does a doubletake on me. In a child-volumed whisper she says, sounding stunned, “Look, mom! That girl is wearing a sweatshirt!”

The Gull Reef Club