I am so ready to be done with winter! It has been a bitter cold weekend and spring/summer is still far off. I should be working on my Blog Entry for Isla Mujeres, but instead I have been looking at some pictures from this summer - longing for lazy days at our Pool.
Though I love living in the City, summer can be brutal. We have belonged to a nearby suburban Swim Club since 1993.When my kids were quite young , 5 & 2, it seemed that my house/backyard was the gathering place for all of the neighborhood kids. We needed a close,affordable place to escape after work & on the weekends. The Swim Club was a Godsend - plenty of space for the kids to run around, organized activities for kids,a huge pool, a decent snackbar,and plenty of adult company for DH & I. We met a great group of friends with whom we have shared many wonderful family vacations. The kids got involved in competitive swimming - recreational at the club and then seriously at a local YMCA. For many years Swim Team ruled our lives!
Though the kids no longer swim competitively and have no interest in the pool, many of the adults still enjoy hanging around the pool during those hot summer nights and weekends. In some ways it is even more enjoyable without the kids! The kids usually humor us and join us at the pool on Family Day.
Anyone for a game of Basketball?
How about Horseshoes?
Or my favorite,the Greased Watermelon Contest
And of course, Swim Team Graduates and the next generation!
I am sure looking forward to warmer weather, bathingsuits and flip-flops again! Is it too soon to begin counting the days til summer?