To the City of Charleston, I hate whoever decided that hammocks are not allowed in trees! After weeks of cold weather I decide to go enjoy the sunshine in the most relaxing of fashions, only to be told by some city employee that hammocks aren’t allowed in trees. Given that I was using temporary, tree-friendly straps, what’s the big deal? Besides, it’s not like the palm trees I picked are particularly weak (note their ability to withstand hurricanes!) I’m sure the policy is in place to “protect nature” but I feel that message is misdirected given that the same city employee who told me “no” proceeded to throw his cigarette butt in the grass as he walked away. Next time I suggest everyone chill out for a bit and enjoy some time in a hammock before they start making policy decisions.

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