Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Last trip to the pool

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It's no secret that I'm no great fan of fall so in typical Robin and co style we did our best to wring out every last drop of summertime we could, including one last trip to the pool before it closes for the season. And yes, before you ask, she does have to wear that bathing cap - they're standard here in public pools for anyone with long hair (unless you're a mom with her hair up and sunglasses on and so not visibly "swimming", then they let it slide to avoid a mass revolt).
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Hard to believe that this was just a few days ago - it's now pouring out and fall seems to have arrived in all it's soggy glory.
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41 comments:

quilly said...

The caps save the pool filters. I know that when my step-kids were young and visiting the public pools they, too, had to wear swim caps.

Auntie E said...

I really love those last hora's. Looks that you all had fun. Happy RT

storyteller said...

I'm with you ... stretching out summer for as long as possible though I would welcome some rain. Even though I hated wearing them when I was younger and they were required for pool access, I'm thinking about getting myself a cap now that I'm swimming daily. I don't like what's happening to my hair and figure it's worth a try to see if it helps. Love the hibiscus blossom in the previous post!
Hugs and blessings,

Sophie said...

That looks like such fun! Would love to have the pool all to myself like that. We deal with so much heat in summer here that I love fall, but the shorter days and early nightfall make me kinda sad.

kaye said...

ahhh, farewell to summer. I'm glad you had one last swimmy fling.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

So bright and beautiful. I'm not sorry to see summer go though. I feel so read for fall and cooler weather. Happy WW

Joanne said...

Can't wait for summer to come! :)

Happy WW!

catsynth said...

We're definitely feeling the arrival of fall here during this first week of October.

September is our warmest month, and the only one that feels like we could hang out in swimming pools - but once the fall arrives with the crisp, colder air, it's pretty dramatic.

irina said...

Much fun!Happy WW!

Irina

poppy fields said...

It's Indian summer in Provence, maybe that will come your way :)

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

That water looks so blue! I am the opposite with my love/hate of the seasons. I LOVE fall and winter, don't mind spring, but almost hate the summer. I do love swimming, though. :)

cat said...

Oh you'd love it over here - we are just heading into summer.

blueviolet said...

It looks beautiful out there! I'm glad the kids are enjoying what they can!

Stine in Ontario said...

Too bad the jumping and splashing is over till next year. sigh.

Beth F said...

Not me, I love the fall!! So glad you got just one more day at the pool.

Deanna said...

We hit the beach quite often this year. The last couple visits were spoiled by jelly fish, though. They seemed to find my daughter often! I remember wearing swimming caps when I swam at my neighbors house when I was a kid. She always had a supply of them for all her friends and guests.

Randi said...

Looks fun to me - sad that it will close.
I love the four seasons!

judys424 said...

Great photos.. looks like they're having a blast. :) Happy WW

angie said...

Your last hoorah at the pool looks fabulous!

Genny said...

We had our last swim a couple of weekends ago. (I know you said you aren't a fan of the fall, so you probably think I'm crazy, but I couldn't wait for summer to end...lol!)

Looks like you all had a great time! :)

Daryl said...

What a great collage/mosaic .. looks like everyone had a wonderful time

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Wringing the last bit of summer by swimming was an excellent idea! Looks like everyone had so much fun! :)

Happy WW! :)

Indrani said...

Great memories to last till next summer.

Calico Crazy said...

Great photos, and fabulous summer memories to carry with you through the winter.

Calico Contemplations

Dawn said...

Awwww...that looks like so much fun! And it just makes me miss summer again... :)

Happy WW!

Jill said...

Love the pool... love the fall... could stand a little cooler weather over here! So jealous. :)

Stan said...

That looks might inviting, especially compared to the snow we've already got on the mountains around here.

Tiaras said...

man are you lucky - it was in the 40's here this morning!

Zen said...

Agree with you - don't like the cold weather.. Here in Malta we're still enjoying our last hot days (the evenings are getting slightly colder) even though we officially started autumn. Hope the weather stays like this hehe.

Vita Stunder said...

Lovley collage Robin!
Fall will do it best to please you I've been told ;)

The best of days to you!
Anna

ROSIDAH said...

It seems like you had a great time at the pool :)! Congrats as Blog of The Week on Amanda's blog.

This Eclectic Life said...

Yep, soggy glory indeed. It's almost time to start a fire in the fireplace around here. But that swimming pool looks like fun!

Ellie said...

Our pool is closed now, although today has been a wonderful day - hot. I'll miss the summer too. The kids are all into Halloween now.

jams o donnell said...

Shame it's over but still it won't be long before it is back and open again! Happy WW

Amanda said...

Oh Robin, I hear a note of sadness in this. I love the summers as well not just because of the temp but because I get to spend more time with my girls (except now they are too old for me!)You have so many years ahead with your kids enjoy them every second you can!

day by day said...

Fall has a way of sneaking up so quickly, doesn't it?? Good for you in getting every last bit of summer that you could!!

Carver said...

Looks like a fun time at the pool for one last time of the season.

Brenda said...

Those last days at the pool are kind of bittersweet.

SandyCarlson said...

How's that for fun! All that blue makes me think of summer as long, long ago.

imom said...

It's great to keep summer going as long as possible!!

Mojo said...

The pools here closed up about 6 weeks ago. Even if you allow for the length of time it took for me to get here and see this!