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A Trip To Fort Worth And Swimming With Friends

Besides family travels and vacation, summer is the best time to travel with friends.  If you want to go camping or just join swimming parties, summer season has lots to offer.  Although (in some places) heat is kind of biting, still the fun under the sun is priceless.

My cousin and I were invited to a swimming party in Fort Worth last weekend.  On of our girl friends there just bought a lot and had a house built with a pool in the backyard.  Since she didn’t have a house warming last year, she hosted a big swimming party this year.

Driving to Fort Worth just the two of us was the first time.  I thought I will get very nervous because I was worried that I will miss the exits on the Interstate.  But with confidence and extra care, we arrived Fort Worth and got home safe.  I just have to keep myself from driving over the speed limit because I don’t want to get a ticket.  And it’s against the traffic law.

Anyway, we had so much fun at the swimming party.  They played volleyball in the pool.  I was just watching.  My girlfriend has to wear life vest and use a float.  She doesn’t know how to swim.  We didn’t really use much of sunscreen because the pool’s covered.  My friend and her husband were so hospitable.  Lots of food and drinks were on the table for everyone.  Good people.


Uh-oh! There’s the scuba diver with a water gun. 😀


Waiting for somebody to join us in the jacuzzi – the queen of the house. 🙂


Ahhh! Got yah!


I wonder who’s winning?


Lovely day for swimming. 🙂

Take Your Kids To A Playground With Mini Water Park In Your Area

Oh it’s summer.  And in Texas, we always experience triple digit temperature.  Sooo hot!!!  When bored, my family goes to an indoor mall to let the little one play in the play area, cool off a bit, and do a little shopping.  We do not spend the whole day there but two or  three hours is enough.  We are all very tired by then.

Another nice thing to do is to take your kids to a playground where there is a mini water park.  My husband’s parents invited us to come over for a visit and told us that there’s a playground close to their house where there is a small area allocated for water fun.

The love of my life enjoying the coolness of the water

As you can see, there is a pole with three small yellow buckets hanging on it.  There are tubes that are kinda work as faucet pouring water into the buckets.  And when the buckets are full, they pour the water down.  The other pole on the other end have pipes that release water in a low to medium pressure.  The circular pipe has tiny holes where water squirts as showers.  Then there are small holes beside each other that squirt water upward.  My daughter enjoyed playing there that afternoon.  Other kids were having fun too.  Great that we always take and apply sunscreen on our skin whenever we go for an outdoor activity like this.  Sunscreen with good pH level protects our skin from harmful rays from the sun especially during summer.

It is really nice that the city of Tyler have provided recreational playground like this.  A good idea to cool off in the hot season.  Is there one like this in your area?

Sunglasses to Keep Your Eyes from Harmful Rays

Over exposure to the heat of the sun can be very harmful not only to our skin but also to our eyes. So we better get ourselves some nice and trendy pair of sunglasses with benefits.
I just liked the Jacqueline style sunglass by Anne Taylor Loft. These Chic semi-wrap sunglasses with large rectangular lenses and translucent stems with safari-inspired patterning feel comfortable in the face. Arms are wide enough to prevent rays from peeking in along the sides. It has Tapered stems, wider at temples and 100% UV protection, which is the most important.
Photo from Anne Taylor Loft
In addition to this, more styles and colors are available. You choose the best sunglasses that you can wear any time of day without damaging the eyes. Read more…