Beach or pool – that is the question

Yesterday, we spent the day at Saratoga Lake with family. Here are some of the people we saw at the lake:

Beach Goers

The boys were in their swimsuits and we all had sun lotion on so we could go right to the boat when we arrived. We had a wonderful time on the boat. There is just nothing like roaming around the lake, getting sprayed with water and laughing with family.

Ready to go on the boat

These are just a few of the photos that I took on the fly with my cell phone. TechyDad and I took many more with his camera. I will be sharing some of those later.

More fun on the boat

After several hours on the boat, we went back to dock and decided to take the boys to the beach to play in the sand and go in the lake. Let me preface this with the fact that I am NOT a beach person. There are many reasons. Here are a few:

  • I am really pale (see photo below). Pale + red hair = easily burns in the sun even with mega sun screen. This happened over and over in Hawaii and throughout my life. TechyDad saw that I burned within 30 minutes of arriving at Blizzard Beach at Disney World on our honeymoon (I was crispy fried). Luckily, sun screen these days is a lot better, but I still do not like to tempt fate.
  • Not a huge fan of sand. Sure it can be fun to play with, but it gets into your toes, all over your body and into places within your swimsuit that it should not. Enough said!
  • Like swimming in clean water. You know without rocks, shells, fish, seaweed in my feet. I guess I was spoiled growing up with my Nana and Papa’s pool.

Those really are the two biggest reasons in my mind. I know they are silly. I am a good sport and will go hang out on the beach with the kids and TechyDad. We did this for a little while yesterday. While the little guy was busy doing this:

Playing in the sand

I was sitting off to the side snapping away photos of the boys kicking back like this:

Kicking feet up out of the sand

More of those pictures from the boat and beach coming later, I need to get them from JL and his camera.

So are you a beach person or more of a pool kinda gal/guy? Just curious to see if other people have reasons for one or the other.



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  • TechyDad says:

    I’m definitely a beach person. Pools are nice, but beaches come with the advantage of having giant sandboxes for kids to play in. Plus, I love the feel of the waves pushing me back and forth. Very relaxing. You won’t get that in a pool.

    Of course, given the option of a pool or nothing, I’d definitely take the pool!
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  • sheila says:

    pool, all the way! Like you, I’m not a sand person. Plus, I like the fact that we’ve got a pool in our backyard. Which…means I’m close to snacks, the toilet and the airconditioning. lol.
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