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:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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.

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. That looks like SOOOOOOOOOO much fun!!! :)

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  10. 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.

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