Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Floating Lady

We've been delinquent in our blog responsibilities, but hopefully this will be the first of many contributions. Part of the problem is figuring out exactly what to write. I had been thinking about it yesterday when someone sent me the perfect entry.

One of our favorite things to do this summer was to go swimming on the Floating Lady. It's a barge that they converted into a swimming pool and parked at the docks out in front of our house (right where Atlantic Ave meets the water). It was perfect to have a swimming pool within walking distance. They even poured sand to make two sand soccer fields (with nets) and a few volleyball courts. It's not Waimea but it was as close as we have ever had here- complete with outdoor showers and picnic tables. Also, no mesh lining required!

A friend (from Utah) noticed this picture from an article in Architectural Record magazine. We aren't sure why Amy didn't make it into the picture, but the rest of us did :)



6 comments:

Damaris said...

Woah! Definetly worth the long wait. You guys are so fancy. You need to come to Santa Cruz, lots of skate parks everywhere.

Karen said...

Way cool, E! Now I want to get a copy of the magazine. It was so fun to be with you in June. I will watch for more stories.

Pamela Palmer said...

wow--it's much bigger than i imagined. that is definitely you (i recognize your walk). bouchers have been doing the skate tour here. they've tested every skate park on the island. we can get the scoop from them next time you come.

noelle said...

thats way cool. is that tenny that you are holding in the photo? I feel like i bonded with him at the wedding. i especially love his facial expressions.

e said...

It's definitely Tenney with me. Ezra is behind me, and Ada is bringing up the rear (in her pink suit). We think Amy must have been in the pool somewhere. It was fun until it drove off. It is kind of getting colder- Ada asked me today if it was fall yet.

I'd love to hear about the skatepark tour. I have gone to most of them- you'll have to find someone who can get them onto base so they can visit Hickam- it's one of the funner ones.

Karen said...

mimi said: Ask the floating lady to come back. She's an elite summer visitor.