We joined a lake. Take a moment to ponder the concept, people seem to need it.
What we really did was get a seasonal pass to use the swimming facilities at a nearby swimming lake in Burlington. It’s quite nice, quiet, and it makes me feel like I’m at the beach – only with the facilities of a swim club at my disposal. Not only that, but it’s much less expensive than a swim club. To me, it’s an all-round win. We’ve never joined a pool because we have so many friends who are happy to have us over, but it’s nice to be able to head out somewhere without having to worry that we’re abusing someone’s hospitality. I’m sure we’ll still hit the pool from time to time, but for right now – the lake is it.
I’m looking forward to swimming, and reading, and chomping on the occasional snow-cone (made with the best kind of ice for snow cones, I might add). Best of all, swimming in the lake takes me back to when I was a kid. The summer camp I went to had an awesome swimming facility down by the lake (though the water was COLD) – and I kinda miss that place. My family also made a couple of trips to the Poconos when I was a kid, and swimming in the lake was always a blast. It’s kinda cool to be able to share some of the experiences I had growing up with my kids.