CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA
“It’s hot! Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking.” Well, tell me what it feels like. “Fool, it’s hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It’s damn hot! It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It’s that hot! Do you know what I’m talking about?” (Good Morning, Vietnam)
Yes, yes, I do.
And the only thing that made it better yesterday was to jump into the brand new pool at Ryukyu Middle School on Kadena near the Rocker. It’s $2 per person 6 years old and up. $40 for a season pass (through August and then weekends in September).
The pool is really nice with a diving board and sides that are even with the height of the water. The reason I mention that is it’s perfect for teaching your little ones the important skill of getting themselves out of the water (in case they ever fell in). There is no kiddy pool though. But, as it’s within walking distance from my house, it’s perfect for us.
We have several posts about off base pools: Chula U, kid’s pool near naval kadena, and Comprehensive Water Park. But, please tell us of other pools on or off base that you go to cool down a bit! Cuz man, do we ever need it! And for those of you that are new? This ain’t NOTHIN’ yet! Just you wait til August…