August 04, 2008
I come from a family of skinny people who can't go more than an hour or two without eating, so we almost always bring food wherever we go. On a summer afternoon when we pile into the boats to go out to an island to swim, the easiest snack to bring is a watermelon. You can toss a melon into the bilge of a boat, let it roll around underfoot, and then just put it in the cold river water to chill. When everyone gets hungry, one of the adults will grab a knife and begin cutting it up. On an island where the relentless sun beats against the rock, nothing quite tastes as good as a juicy piece of watermelon. Minutes later, we pile the rinds into a bag to take back and toss the sticky children back into the water to get clean.
Posted by jo(e)