Monday, April 19, 2010

Water War

These are pics from the last annual water war on our street. It's a double cul-de-sac and one end attacks the other. We live near one of the ends. Yes, that's an open fire hydrant in the fifth pic. Somebody built a diverter so the water flow can be aimed. It's about 30 minutes of water insanity!


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11 comments:

Mainland Streel said...

That's the biggest water fight I've ever seen!

Pat Tillett said...

Every year!
Our street is a double cul-de-sac and hard to find. When a poor driver accidently turns into it when the "war" is going on, they have to run the gauntlet, twice!! They get hammered...
mean but funny!

Talli Roland said...

What a great idea! Reminds me of La Tomatina in Spain, where they throw tomatoes at each other one day a year.

Alice in Wonderland said...

LOL! That looks great fun! I'd join in at the drop of a hat! We have silly things like men running up hills carrying kegs of beer and burning tar barrels on their heads, but a giant water fight look great!

Christiejolu said...

OMG that looks like a blast!

Pat Tillett said...

I don't have a pic of it, but there are also water balloon catapults...

As the invading "army" comes up the street the people in the houses have their hoses out and tons of half-filled (better for throwing) water balloons to pelt the invaders with.

The funniest (and saddest) thing is when a "lost" driver accidently turns onto the street. They pretty much have to run a gauntlet of water balloons. Twice! Once on the way in and once on the way out.

This happens EVERY year on July 4th. I have some good video also...

soft nonsense said...

I hope you got a sweet piece of that hydro action. I don't care who you are, no one is too old to pick up a Super Soaker and go to town, at least for a couple minutes.

Copyboy said...

That is awesome!!!! Can you invite any of us bloggers next time one comes up?

Jimmy said...

There is a lot of pressure behind a fire hydrant, I worked for a water company and was actually flushing a hydrant once when a kid I knew skated up waving her arms saying "Spray me Jimmy" she ended up on her butt quite a ways back.

Your Water War looks like a blast.

Big Pissy said...

That looks like SOOOOOOOOOO much fun!!! :)

Jerry said...

It is a wonder to see such fun community activity going on. It should be a law: all streets be required to have a water war once a year.