Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Summer tips...specially during outings involving pools and the sea

...or reminders to remain cool during the whole trip.Ü This post is written based on my past experiences during outings and summer getaways, and thus reflects what a typical 16-year old thinks of her needs. so.

  1. Bring lots and lots of water. It doesn't matter that there is plenty of water around. People get tired from having fun and have the need to replenish their body supply. It may be useful to bring a big jug of it and have cups stored in the car or somewhere.

  2. Have adequate food. I've been to several swimming trips wherein we dont have sufficient food. We all ended up unsatisfied of it all. Yes, we had fun. Yes, we were with the people we like best...but after lunch? Some of us lost their energy and did not want to wade back into the water.

  3. Bring chips... or anything that the kids can munch while you are preparing the food. This avoid fits when they are hungry and you still have to grill the meat or fish or something. Trust me, it isn't good when the youngsters are screaming their lungs off and the grill's not ready, the food uncooked, soot all over you...

  4. Bring your own towel. I know this one's pretty basic but not everyone remembers this one. It doesn't feel right to use someone else's me.Ü

  5. Don't forget you personal things: your toothbrush, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, comb...and of course, your dry clothes. If it is possible, bring an extra set for someone who might have been too busy to prepare or for small accidents.

  6. Avoid wearing swimming garments that are fit for bigger or smaller people. Need I say more?

  7. Dont drink alcohol... unless you can reall take it all in. It's never a good thing to have a drunken spectacle during the summer outing...specially if it's from you.Ü

  8. LIKEWISE: Don't goad a friend to take that another glass of beer... you'll be responsible for everything he might just do.

  9. AND IF YOU CAN'T REALLY HELP IT: have some ready coffee or something warm for the drunk ones. This helps for the would not be great the next morning.Ü

  10. Enjoy every minute of it. No matter how much trouble you went through for the lack of water, the lack of food, the untimeliness of it all, your forgotten or too-big garments, your drunkenness...still, summer is summer. One should just be in the sun varing for nothing at all!

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