I have to admit that the disgusting heat (can you tell I am not a summer fan) has been talking to me saying “pool…go to the pool.” Maybe I should just sit down and drink some water, but today I listened. I thought, “surely Grant will have fun and it will be better than chasing him around the neighborhood.” We do not have a fenced in yard, and I am way too lazy to chase him down the street all day. So long story short, we headed out in the afternoon to experience the pool.
Now as a first time mom I have really no idea of what to expect out of a trip to the pool other than I love to go swimming and have many memories of going to the wave pool as a child. Not only that, but I have only been to the pool in Huntington once. So I picked the only one that I have been to, which is at Beech Fork State Park. Grant and I had a great time, but he only lasted about an hour and 15 minutes before he was trying to fall asleep on my shoulder. Beech Fork has a great baby/toddler area for swimming with a fountain (and I refuse to dwell on what may be in the water). The gate is nice for keeping little ones in a central area, and I have to say that the rare second nap for the day made the trip worth the effort. All for the low price of $3 (they didn’t charge me for Grant).
When I came home I started thinking that it would be nice to have a little discussion on the area pools for those of us with kids and limited access to private swimming areas. I know some people might not like the public pool, but it is a nice way to get out in the community. I must admit that I didn’t talk to anyone today, but I think the next time I will make more of an effort. Kids are great icebreakers!
So what are your thoughts? What are the best pools in and around Huntington? What is something you shouldn’t forget when going to the pool (besides sunscreen). I think I’ll bring my stroller the next time…and a good book. Grant can sleep and I’ll read (or talk)! What other summer activities do you or your kids (or kids you know) enjoy?