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Monday, November 30, 2009

old news posted way late....

So I told you I was behind and that I was working on clearing that all up. So here is the first post of what we did over the course of the summer.

I had both kids for the summer and when my wonderful sister came down for the week, we took a trip to go swimming. Mom, Sis and I along with my two and sister's youngest piled in the car and drove two hours to this great swimming hole in the middle of nowhere.

We had a great time as the three kids swam to their hearts content. The swimming hole is a natural spring fed facility, a cool 68 degrees all year long. It is full of fish, which the nephew was catching with his bare hands, turtles the size of a hubcap (a large one at that). The pool also sported a high diving board and over two hundred yards of length. It is nestled in the foothills of the Fort Davis Mountains and a stone's throw away from the boy scout ranch where I grew up. Having lost my two best friends this summer and my lovely daughter being around for it, we carved their names in the bottom of the pool. It took us the better part of an hour to dive, carve, surface for air, repeat as required. Jerry Rheinlander and Brutus.....R.I.P. boys, you are missed.

I hope you enjoy the pictures as well as the music that accompanies them, as the song is what we did while there for the day.
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6 comments:

angie said...

Sounds like a really, really cool water hole. How deep is it?

Stu Pidasso said...

22 feet deep at the deepest point and the water is so clear you can see the bottom on most of the pool most of the time.

Stu Pidasso said...

All the buildings and structures are made out of limestone, beautiful.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Christmas comes but once a year
And perhaps it's just as well.
With food and drink and bonhomie
Our tummy's prone to swell.

But it is a chance to tell our friends
The ones too oft neglected,
That we're glad they're there
A friendship much respected.

Thank you.
May you Christmas be merry and the New Year everything you wish for.

Jennifer P. said...

Aw Stu--
Sorry it's been so long since I've been over here. You always know how to make me feel like a million bucks! Very, very appreciated when someone who doesn't know me in person is still able to see all the things in me that I like about myself.

I'm going to go back and watch your slide show now. Hope all is well and you're finding some answers of your own. You've got a good attitude and a fabulous, witty sense of humor. It might take some time for us to outrun those ghosts in our past, but I'm pretty sure we're capable. Pinky swear.

:)

Jennifer P. said...

ok....hearing "Blister in the Sun" made my day :). That album was the soundtrack to 14 for me! And it looks like you had an awesome time!