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!”

One Response to “You ain’t from around here…”

  1. Christopher says:

    Out here in Az you can tell the newbies because they are in the swimming pools in January. I’ve adjusted so i no longer do–unless it is heated.
    Once one has adjusted to 115 degree heat a drop into the 50s can be very chilly. Although i still haven’t had to wear a jacket in 8 years–except vary rarely at night. Although I have used GALLONS of sunscreen.
    They are also pale “burst into flames like a vampire” white.
    It is however always fun to call friends and family back east during their heavy snows to complain about sunburn.

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