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Summer's here, so's the Super Moon

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The June solstice occurred at 1:04 Friday morning marking the first official day of summer. We have already seen waves of the summer heat. And people are doing what they can to keep cool and enjoy their summer. We caught up with some of them at the Great American Fun Park.

People have been out here all afternoon playing miniature golf, racing go karts and some are staying in the arcades away from the hot sun. People have been spending their first day of summer out by the pool, playing tennis and even having a little fun.

"Basically all we wanted to do is come out..cool off.. Have a little fun you know..a little water and go karts..can't beat it," said Travis Peterson, fun park customer.

"We've already done the go Karts and we are doing this together and we're gonna do the bumper boats and then the arcades," said Bill Mock, fun park customer.

Some people are trying to new things to kick off their summer. "I love trying new stuff especially in fitness. I think it makes it interesting, so often you get in the rut at the gym and that's what I was thinking today, I was like, oh my gosh the treadmill is going to sound so boring and this makes it fun," said Sarah Hoots, tennis player.

While others were just enjoying the beautiful weather. "We were.. we didn't realize it was the first day of summer... we thought it was just a Friday," said the Robinson family.

It doesn't have to be the first day of summer to get a cold treat at Bruster's. "Our black raspberry is back and our peach is back for the summer everybody loves the peach and black raspberry. Our freezers are really great because it cools you off," said Tammy Snyder a Bruster's employee.

No matter what your plans are this summer, remember that heat is the number one weather related killer in the nation, beat the heat and check the backseat.

 There will be a full moon this Sunday. And it has a large addition to its appearance. A 'super moon' is on the horizon and it should be a spectacular view.  The moon will not be this close again until August 2014.

 

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