There was a pool ten steps from our door and that meant we had to have rules about no one going in the water until one of us were there. This was all about practicing patience.
and they listened.The heat made it so that there was never much time spent laying out
instead lots of playing.
There was a family pool area where the boys made friends and borrowed swim toys.
Olivine loved the shallow, kiddie pool
she might have felt differently if it had been crowded,
plus the water play fountains.
Paul did bring his snorkeling gear
and you can see why I imagine the fun in a few years taking this kid to Catalina would be:
The walk to and from the different pools was easy.There was an amazing storm on Sunday night. Joe and Henry went night swimming, while the rest of us stayed inside.The pool made us feel spoiled and grateful all at the same time
and now for trying to get them to understand that it was a hotel
not a “new, little house” that they already want to go back to.