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June 22, 2007

Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

Filed under: Travel,Travel in Europe — Heligypsy @ 8:43 am

When I was a teenager, my girlfriends and I devised a way of beating the summer heat in Bishop, and boy did we think we were ever clever. Come to think of it, we were clever, at least until we got caught. The act of keeping cool and having some fun was very simple, we pool-hopped in the various motel pools throughout the downtown area. Part of successfully pulling this off was in acting as though we belonged there, never hesitating. As I remember, we pulled this off quite a number of times before we became recognized and then promptly thrown out.

In all the pools in Bishop, there was never anything like the pool that my mom and I “pool-hopped” in today. That’s right, she and I crashed the pool at the swanky Semiramis Hotel It wasn’t quite like what my friends and I used to do as kids – the amenities of this hotel are available to guests of the nearby Hotel 21, the hotel Keith was staying in just before we arrived, and where several of the crew remain. If asked, we figured we would fib a tiny bit. Turns out, we must have looked as though we belonged and no one bothered us except to see if we needed anything.

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3 Comments »

  1. What a beautiful pool! Hope you are having fun!

    Comment by Brynae Riley — June 22, 2007 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

  2. Once again…..you guys are waaaaaaay toooooo lucky! Must be awful to be able to travel around the world, swim in oh so beautiful pools, eat in over-anxious resteraunts and see all the world has to offer and know that in not too long of time you’ll be off to a new adventure! Wow—tough! What a rough life! Glad you’re all having a blast! Glad to read your blogs! I still miss ya!
    Bonnie

    Comment by Bonnie ;-) — June 28, 2007 @ 7:52 am | Reply

  3. How fun and best of all, to do this with your Mom 🙂 Guess it’s almost like breakfast hopping, getting the free breakfasts from the limited service hotels, not that I’ve ever done that…

    Comment by JennH — July 1, 2007 @ 7:16 pm | Reply


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