Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We decided that for FHE we would enjoy the newest pool in the area - it looks fun doesn't it? Because we are inherently cheap, err... "frugal" - we waited for the $2 off discount entry that occurs after 7:00. I was still annoyed about paying the Non-Resident price since that particular town in a stone's throw from our back porch (literally). The pool has been much discussed around town and everyone seems to love it. Myself - well, I think the lifeguards are a little whistle happy... Really guys - the kids are RIGHT in front of you and aren't in danger, they just need to move out of the slide splash down area and frankly - they keep ignoring your whistle, they have no idea that it's being blown for their benefit and hey, you're going to have to talk to them anyway, so just talk and let the other 7 whistles per minute be responsible for my earache. I was quite grateful for the fact that all of my children are now potty-trained - even if that did mean running M into the ladies room - this 3 layers of protection thing seems a little over the top. Speaking of our run to the ladies' locker room... I'm all for modesty in locker rooms and all that, but there is a downside. Being that every shower stall and changing stall has the exact same door on it as the toilet stalls - it took a few minutes and some quick thinking to get to the stall that had the necessary equipment for our needs. I felt a little foolish pushing open so many doors (none of which had people behind them thank goodness). The splash features were an awful lot of fun for the little ones - even though the amount of water that poured down on us at one point was quite surprising - and kept them entertained for the entire hour and a half. The older ones had less to do than at other pools - but seemed to enjoy themselves nonetheless - the slide was a little claustrophobic I hear (not my thing). I'm sure we'll go back on occasion, but as for getting a years' pass... not gonna happen!