April 1, 2011
Happy 1st Day of April
The Overtoom pool was opened for swimming today. No, this is not an April Fool's Day joke. My wonderful husband (WH), who saw that the temperatures were going to be reaching the 90's by the middle of the week, covered the pool with a solar blanket on Sunday to help warm up the pool so we could enjoy it during the heat of the day. Today was Veritas Park Day. The kids played outside for 2 1/2 hours as the temperature climbed from the low 80s past the 90s. You could feel the promise of the breath-stifling, pizza-oven summer heat yet to come. Trust me folks, that is a promise that no one really enjoys being fulfilled. Anyway, the kids were hot and grumpy from all the running around and playing in the sand. After lunch, we took a bit of a rest and then donned our swimsuits to see if the pool was warm enough to be able to stay in it. It was quite bracing, even with the help of the solar blanket, but felt awesome against the 98 deg heat. We played in the water for about an hour before the kid's chins quivering with the cold drove us reluctantly from the water. It was a great end to Spring Break.