Visiting And Swimming

We went to a swimming party at my brother-in-law’s neighborhood pool this past Saturday.  Good thing he and his wife sent an invitation thru email four days before the event.  I still had the time to buy a sunscreen and looked for our swimwear.  As you know, it is very important to be always ready when going to a swim.  Wherever it is-at the swimming pool or the beach, it is best to bring a sun protection product like sunscreen.  UV rays from the sun is very intense in summertime.  In addition, eye protection like sunglasses are also recommended.  Your kids, especially, has to wear sunglasses that are appropriate for their vision and age.

Anyway, it’s about 40 minutes drive to their house.  My husband lets me drive whenever we to out of town.  I like it though.  It makes me feel good.  Everything was ready when we got there.  We visited for a little while and watched the game before we left for the swimming pool.  They were watching the FIFA World Cup 2014 (hosted by Brazil) that afternoon.  It was Argentina vs. Ghana.  My husband didn’t have interest in watching soccer games even the sport itself.  He said it’s boring.  But there are people who enjoy watching soccer and playing the sport.  They get crazy and wild over it.  Just like others do with American football.  Sports event like FIFA World Cup brings great business for tourism in the hosting country, I am sure.  When we left, both teams got a goal. Tied.

The neighborhood pool was not that far.  It was an overcast day, cloudy day.  The kind of weather that UV rays from the sun is extremely dangerous.  The water was cold cold cold when I jumped in.  My mother-in-law said I have to move so I will get used to the water temperature.  Yup, it felt good afterwards.  My darling daughter enjoyed swimming the most.

It was 8:00 P.M. when we headed home.  A get-together with the family sure is a wonderful thing.

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.

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Uh-oh! There’s the scuba diver with a water gun. 😀
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Waiting for somebody to join us in the jacuzzi – the queen of the house. 🙂
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Ahhh! Got yah!
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I wonder who’s winning?

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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?