Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Angry Mob

Next Swims:
   Friday 7/26 @ 6am
   Saturday 7/27 @ noon?
   Sunday 7/28 @ 1pm?
   (please post a comment if you have a preferred start time for weekend swims)

Last Swim:
   Thursday 7//25 @ 6am
      Water Temp:  66.8
      Air Temp:  58 & Sunny
      Waves:  calm
      Clarity:  stirred up but clearer further out
      Crew:  Gumdrop, Diablo, Showgirl, David, Phil, Jadi, Capt'n
      Skin Count: 4
      Suit Count: 3

The line of cars waiting to turn into the full Klode parking lot stretched for blocks and street parking nearby was  hard to come by.  A very uncommon sight for our 6am Klode swims.  What could possibly have drawn so many people out to Klode so early on a Thursday morning?  Free Food?  A celebrity appearance?  Free money?

As I approached our traditional Klode Kru swim spot the masses of morning park patrons thickened and I couldn't help but notice the excitement that filled the air...and how many of them carried with them beach/swim related gear....towels, goggles, wetsuits....

Could it be?  No....really?  Oh my...oh my goodness...oh my goodness gracious sakes alive!  ...these people are all here to.....swim with The Patriarch!!!

There was only one problem.... (ok, perhaps there's more than one)  The major problem was The Patriarch was not only not present this morning...but is rumored to have fled for the boarder since offering up the opportunity to swim with him for a mere pittance!

The reactions were mixed around the mass of Patriarch patrons for as they realized their dreams of swimming with him would not come to fruition this morning...disappointed expressions were common on the faces of many with some even appearing to be a bit teary eyed.

This was certainly a sad sight to see for our traditional Klode Kru swimmers as we have never been as popular as we were this morning.  ...as unfortunate as this was to see our sorrow quickly turned to fear when Gumdrop declared to this crowd his offer "For just a $100 more, you can have the Gumdrop package-wrapped in the speedo of your choice!"  Sorrow rampantly turned to anger and the crowd began to revolt.  Fearing for our lives I quickly consulted the Pirate Code Book on how to handle situations such as this and took action by declaring "Every man for himself!!" and then running (...not walking...) the plank.


3 comments:

Kestane BALI said...

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Gumdrop said...


What did the gumdrop say to the mob of smacking lips?-First one to guess is the lucky winner of the Ultimate Cream City Caribbean Coast Adventure with the Gumdrop upgrade! :-)

Lauren jonczak said...

This looks like so much! I would love to swim in Lake Michigan. My fiance and I are moving there at the end of the year for his job. So I have been looking up things like moving companies in Michigan and things to do in Michigan. I have never even vacationed in Michigan so I am feeling a little apprehensive about the move. But swimming in Lake Michigan is something I am definitely looking forward to. Thanks for sharing.