Friday, January 28, 2011

Indoor Aquatic Center at Brown County State Park: A look back at 2010

One weekend back in November, we headed out for an overnight at the Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park (I've written about our love for this beautiful park here). The best part about a stay at this cozy inn during the winter months is the indoor aquatic center (free when you stay overnight). I wrote about the pool at the Indiana Insider a few weeks ago.

Every once in a while, despite my best efforts to plan the perfect outing, we experience a little hiccup. Once we got checked in and suited up to spend a couple of hours in the pool, we walked in and immediately the lifeguards blew their whistles and announced the pool was closed for the next 15 minutes. Try telling that to a toddler who sees a really fun place to play! It was a good lesson in patience.

By the time the 15 minutes was up, the arrow was practically jumping in (and he's normally pretty skiddish of the water). Needless to say, he spent the next couple of hours splashing around in dad's arms and having a grand time. He even asked to go back to the pool for some more fun after dinner, which we happily obliged. The pool is a great spot for kids of all ages. It has a zero-entry splash area that's only about a foot deep, perfect for little toddlers. There's also a fun waterslide and a mini lazy river (which you float around on those noodle rafts!).

We had a wonderful time that weekend. It was a little taste of summer fun in the dead of winter. In other words, it was the perfect cold weather outing, 15-minute pool closing aside.

(This is my final look back at favorite pictures from 2010. You'll find other 2010 reflections here, here, and here. Thanks for letting me share some of these favorite memories from a fantastic year!)

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.