Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Lazy River and Other Water Fun

We were at my parents' place over the 4th of July holiday weekend. There's this great pool down the street from them (maybe about a 5-8 minute drive, or so). Livie LOVES going there.

Not only do they have a zero-entry pool for the younger kids (with the "deep end" about chest level for me -- I'm 5'2" to give you an idea) with a little kid water slide, splash pad, and shaded, super shallow area (just about 3" deep), they also have a bigger pool for the bigger kids, with huge water slides, diving boards, and an area with lanes for adults to lap swim.

Plus, they have a "lazy river," too, where you ride tubes along a gentle current of water. Liv and I really enjoy the "lazy river." I usually go down the lazy river, but the last time we went to the pool, I opted to take photos after swimming for a bit.

The "lazy river" tubes are usually "donuts," with holes in the middle. There are also doubles, which are figure-8 shaped. A few of the double ones have the hole in the middle of the back circle for the adult to float in, with no hole in the front one, so younger kids can sit and not slip through. (Get it, I hope? I can't seem to figure out how to word it better.)

That's the kind of "floatie" we have to get when taking Livie for a ride, by the way.

Anyway, here are a few photos from our time at the pool:
Liv's determined to head to the water slide!

She's deciding which slide to go down.

There she is, ready to slide down!

She wants to jump, but Daddy's telling her to wait 'til it's clear.

The lazy river! I usually go but decided to take pics this time.

"Take a picture, Mama!"
 
"Take another picture, Mama! Did you get another picture?!"

4 comments:

Jill said...

That looks like a wonderful place to go!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fun! I'm totally jealous :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We took the boys to a similar water park at Worlds of Fun in KC many moons ago. I recall I got sunburned really badly.

Randy said...

What a great way to spend the day!

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