Monday, July 05, 2010

In the pool

The fourth of July is a big holiday in the US. It is supposed to be the birth of our country, and is usually celebrated with cook outs and fireworks, both of which are big here in Vegas. Several of the big hotels set of large fireworks displays, and there is an Indian reservation just a half hour drive north of here where all kinds of big do-it-yourself stuff is sold. Our neighborhood has been noisy for weeks leading up to this, and last night it sounded like a war zone out there.

We followed our standard tradition of burgers on the grill followed by floating around in the pool watching the sunset. It was a little cool, the temps didn’t go above 40c, but the water in the pool was a nice 33c, and very pleasant to swim in. That’s the temp we will keep it at until probably mid October. No, we don’t heat the pool, that’s just from the sun.

Here is what it looked like

We’ve got four palms along the side of the pool, they are all blooming now and dropping little flowers into the water. We’ve got the guy down the street that has a tree trimming company bringing his big truck over next week to trim the flowers off and the dead fronds.


SOL's view said...

Can you believe it?! It's winter over here - I'm looking at the photo of your pool in the afternoon sun and it's making me COLD!

Sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon though. Glad you had a great 4th of July. :)

Froggy said...

Looks real good, Joe. Very relaxing!

And just so you know, we didn't buy a replacement bed - they loaned it to us until hers comes in, so she didn't have to sleep on the floor :-) We give it back when hers comes in.

That's why I haven't taken photos yet.