Dreaming of swimming pools….

…here in my windowless cube.

Sigh. Nothing is more depressing than a windowless cube and a low-fat yogurt cup. Seems like today will reach triple digit temperatures again. It’s supposed to be even hotter than yesterday. However, the good news is DCR public pools are open two hours earlier (at 11am) and close an hour later (9pm). Libraries also have extended hours, for those that want to spend some quiet time reading in the AC rather than laying out. Details on both here.

SPY and her admirers

Since pools are all the rage right now, anyone have any DC pool recommendations? I have been to the Volta Pool in Georgetown, it’s nice, quite small though, and intimidatingly filled with beautiful people. It also has no children, so no worries about…accidents. I have also been to the Old Town Alexandria pool, which is bigger and has an ice cream truck (plus), but is much more kid-oriented (minus). However, neither are the best for swimming laps.

Upshur Pool, anyone been? (via Mr. T)

The Washington Post lists these as their favorites, but I am open to recommendations. Bueller?

And yes, for those that didn’t already guess, the pool pictures are from The Sandlot. It’s Wendy Peffercorn and the gang, most notably Michael “Squints” Palledorous, her biggest fan. I had a very small gecko named Smalls you know. He was named after Smalls in the film and lived from 1994 to 2007. He was also a member of the PTA for 4 years with his membership card taped to his tank. However, despite my affection for Smalls, my heart belonged to “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez.

The Jets stole home, the jets stole home!!

I think all of ours did. Happy heat wave.

3 thoughts on “Dreaming of swimming pools….

  1. I have heard good things about the pool at Hains Point Golf Course. They only allow a certain number of people in, so it doesn’t get overcrowded. However, I don’t think there are enough chairs – so you might want to bring your own. Upside too … you can hit a bucket of balls, and play a round of mini-golf all from the same location.

  2. our little “Sandlot” stalking session revealed that Benny the Jet is still just as attractive and is a fireman in LA! Unlike, Squints and Wendy who have had their troubles with the law.

  3. Nice suggestion RedSoxNation! I like the multiple forms of entertainment and crowd control. Well done. And yes, we spent WAY too long stalking where all the Sandlot people ended up. But it was worth every minute

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