Good Morning Genlte Readers,
September in Southern California can be the hottest month of the year and so it came as no surprise that this past Labor Day Weekend was hotter than Paris Hilton at 2:00 AM in the front seat of a MBZ with her pants in flames. Get your own Japanese Paris Hilton Doll here.
So, we're stuck with a bunch of smoldering kids, ours and others. They need cooling off so we toss them into the politically incorrect SUV because it's big enough to fit all of them and lumber off down the hill. Forty minutes and a sackful of burgers later, we're staring at an empty parking lot at the Corona municipal pool and the gate is chained shut.
Next, it's all the way across the valley to Box Spring Mountain over by UCR to the Islands Pool, which, according to the Riverside city website is open through September 5th. That's right, there it sat baking in the afternoon sun, locked up tighter than an electronics warehouse on a Sunday afternoon in East LA.
Makes perfect sense too, spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to build and maintain public swimming pools that are not open on a three day holiday weekend on the hottest weekend of the summer.
There's no guarantee that the private sector would provide a viable alternative but, for example, while this bonehead attorney I don't like much was hammering on the City of Temecula to spend tax dollars to build a skateboard park for his teenage boys, two privately built skateboard parks opened for business.
Finally ended up hosing them all down in the driveway. Nobody called the water police so I guess all's well that ends well.