Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jack Carter Pool

Yesterday, Avery and I had no plans so we packed up a lunch and headed over to Jack Carter Pool. They have a great kids area with all sorts of slides and sprays for the kids. Plus, since it's not that big, Mommy can sit in the water and watch - well at least some of the time :) Avery had a blast and it totally made me reminisce when we walked into Jack Carter.

I grew up coming to Jack Carter Pool and it is so different now. Kind of sad actually if you ask me. Like the fact that there are no more diving boards -what's up with that? How fun it used to be to climb up the high dive and jump off!! And, the park right outside is now cork board flooring and all plastic - it used to be gravel ground cover and wooden and metal play things. We turned out just fine. Is this what happens to every generation?? Do you think our grand kids will even have parks to go to when they grow up?? How much "safer" can we make our world for our kids? Sorry to go on my little rampage, but sometimes it's all just a little bit disconcerting.

Regardless, we had a great time and it was tough to get Avery out of the pool - I kept telling her we'd come back. She thought come back meant stay in the water :)

"Crawling around" - perfect for little ones!

Splish, splash! Splish, splash!

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