Every summer, willingly or not, swimming is a favorite activity that we do when we can. We try to go to beautiful beaches, and other places where the kids can enjoy a swim. I’ve unearthed photos from hubby’s Facebook account and found these. The earliest was in 2005 coming from his friendster photos that he transferred to Facebook. I tried to scour our archives but I’m running late for GT so these are all I can share for the moment.
Here are some that came up.
I totally forgot the name of the place. It’s quite hidden and one should know the zigzaggy road to get there. Like many springs in Laguna, this has hot water running in it. A relaxing dip after a long drive.
We stayed at the My Travel Explorer’s Hotel and they have a pirate theme pool. I forgot to take photos of us swimming and we only did for a day because they closed the pool for cleaning. 🙁
It was the second week of September, still warm enough and ok for a dip. Since it’s an indoor pool, heating is not a problem.
In Lignano, we stayed at a Villa near the beach, but early in the morning the kids would dip at the pool just beside the compound (top most photo). The sand may not be as white, but the waters certainly cool you down for the day.
The beach at Lignano may not have white sand but it’s clean enough for the kids to enjoy building sand castles and digging for shells.
One of my cousins living just beside us has a pool and so when it’s too hot we invade their place and spend the day cooling it off…we were joined in by my nephews and nieces. There was actually a small river near us but I wouldn’t really risk bringing the kids there.
We were able to dip at Sentosa’s beach, too, even for a few hours. It would have been a waste not to enjoy the clean shores of Sentosa….
Palawan beach is a very long shore to explore. It’s white and very clean, the kids truly enjoyed their time there.
Summer of 2009 was surely a busy swimming year, this time at the beaches of Hungary. The vacation house has a pool that is suitable for kids.
Homemade cooking is very much welcome since everything is provided in the apartment’s big kitchen.
We spent 3 days in Matabungkay and one of the main reason aside from swimming was just so my sickly son could breathe sea air early in the morning. In Vienna, we go to a Salzgrotte once in a while. Literally, salt caves, these are establishments with rooms that are full of seasalt where kids and parents can stay an hour to inhale and reap the benefits of seasalt. It is to help son1 with his asthmatic condition and me to clear out my skin blesmishes.
Matabungkay is very different from how I remember it but I’d always be happy to come back. We stayed at the resident apartments, where we can also use the pool, the amenities (karaoke, bar, etc), where we can grill meat, also run around the shore, play (ballgames and swing,slide) and swim at the beach.
While swimming is an enjoyable activity for kids, safety in pools and other forms of water always comes first. Don’t forget to bring your floaties and life savers/guards. While it may take time, enrolling kids in swimming lessons will prove beneficial later on.
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