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Summers at the River in South Georgia

Redwood Heights, California

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Speaker 1: Where do people go to have fun in your community?

Speaker 2: I think the funnest place that we went to when I was growing up was this river. The rivers in South Georgia have tannic acid in them from all the Cypress trees and the pine trees, and the water's basically black. So, we'd either be skiing or knee boarding or we used to have, literally a swing rope area. My buddies used to swing out and splash or whatever, but I brought back a skim board from the beach area, 50 miles to the coast. We learned how to swing out and skim a few tricks or whatever . . . and then just look at alligators---the same alligators that you didn't realize you were just swimming in the black water with. That was pretty nice.

 

Asset ID: 7126
Tags: #Recreation #Youth #Summer #Water #Waterways

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