Field Work Friday – Staunton River State Park

Last week was gorgeous and we spent much of it outside.  This week we’re suffering from extreme high heat and humidity here in the Carolinas – but Monday was an in-between kind of day.  We knew the heat was coming, but the humidity hadn’t caught up yet.  Enter:  water fun.

We traveled to Staunton River State Park, which is about an hour north of us, and spent the day in their beautiful pools.  With an Olympic-sized big pool, several water slides, and the largest kiddie pool I’ve ever seen, this is a GREAT place for families to come.  It’s also the cleanest public pool I’ve ever visited.  I like that a lot.

The pools have a few awesome features – like this foam froggy waterslide in the kiddie pool.

There’s also this tree-shaped “shower.”

The pool sports lots of these foam animals, that float and work for riding – if you’ve got good balance.  Mine like to wrangle them like cowboys!

With a full day in the water, My Little Man and my Big Helper made big improvements in their water skills.  Both got comfortable with going underwater, and both enjoyed the medium-sized water slide in the big pool (which I couldn’t take pictures of because I was too busy watching them).  They were creative and brave and shared their toys and played with old friends and made new ones.  Summer just has to include a few carefree water days like this one!

After a day of fun in the sun, we were all tired and hungry.  We picnicked at tables beside the pool, but we stopped for a picnic-type simple supper on our way home – at Sheetz!  This is the closest one to us, so our stop there was a treat.

We had a wonderful day in the water with our friends, relaxing and hanging out together.  It was great to spend one last day outside before the humidity settled in, making being outside just plain yucky (at least to this Pennsylvania girl).

How are you beating the heat??

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