August 16, 2012

And that’s as far as I got into Barton Springs Pool.

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Barton Springs Pool is one of “the things to do” in Austin, so yesterday we headed down to Zilker Park to see what this place is all about. Apparently, it’s about ice cold water. Obviously others were enjoying it, but the photo above demonstrates about how far I was willing to immerse myself in said ice cold water. It was a grand old time.

I should probably note that I am one of the most temperature sensitive individuals in history. Extremes of hot or cold turn me into a bear. A really bad news bear. I should also note that alcohol and food is not permitted at this particular watering hole, so we did not last too long. Seems to be a great place to cool off with kids, though. Glad we checked it out, at least.

Hope you all have a happy Thursday!

41 comments:

  1. I don't do cold water either so I don't blame you for dipping your toes and taking off!

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  2. Hahahahaha! I was going to ask you if you made it to the swimming hole yesterday. Ah well...they can't all be winners, right?! :-)

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  3. oh man, and here I thought I was the most temperature sensitive individual. at least you look cute with your toes in the water. :)

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  4. haha girl I totally agree on the extreme temperatures! NOT my thing, and I wouldnt have lasted long with no food or drinks either lol

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  5. Looks like me the last (and only) time I went to Barton Springs :)

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  6. You can't walk in, that's for sure... it's just too darn cold! I sit on the edge for a least 15 min before I can build myself up to jump in. Cold water is not friend!

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  7. that was like swimming in the rhine for me. it had to be blazing hot, and even then i'd be squeeeeeeling the whole time.

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  8. Springs are generally 72 degrees...which equals really freaking cold! I've been in a few here in Florida, but it was hard and I was younger. We have this place called Weeki Wachi Springs (it has mermaids) and you can go on water slides into the freezing water. I did it once. I don't know what I was thinking.

    I do not blame you for only getting your feet wet!

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  9. haha love it! well you put your toes in! that's really all that matters, right?!

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  10. I miss Austin! Enjoy it for me :)

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  11. Haha, that shiz IS ice cold! I've only been once and I got all the way in, but it took me like half an hour inching in little by little. And yes, boo for no snacks or drinkies! I still haven't been to Hamilton pool or hippy hallow (a tad scared off by the topless folks), but I've heard they're both beautiful!

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  12. My husband is the same way with temp. After he got shingles hes completely ridiculous. I wont lie...It drives me crazy because his "cold" is like warm bath water to me...haha it looks like a nice place!

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  13. that is how far i would have gone too!

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  14. Don't blame you Jenni. I'm very temperature sensitive as well. At least you checked in out, right?

    Happy Thursday! :)

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  15. I love that your hands are on your hips. Like you and the water have a beef with each other.

    I don't do cold water..not at all, don't care how hot out it is. big fat no.

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  16. ugh, there is nothing I hate more than ice cold water.

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  17. So funny. On really, super duper hot days (which I only experienced in California, they don't exist here in Germany) I loved jumping into ice cold water and then screaming ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh and getting out as quickly as possible - sounds ridiculous, but laying out on a pool chair after that was SO enjoyable! It is impossible for me to wade slowly into cold water - it's all or nothing for me!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

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  18. I only enjoy ice cold water when it's a million degrees. It needs to be hot enough to where the ice cold water feels luke warm. I don't like drastic changes in heat either but I rather be hot then cold I think. But I always change that opinion depending on the season :)

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  19. i really don't like cold water so i would have got as far as you :)

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  20. Ahhhhh! Barton Springs! Hubs, mom and I spent a week in TX to visit friends, and we spent 2 of those days in Austin. LOVED IT! We got in Barton Springs and it was chilly, but still amazing. Ab.so.lute.ly. loved it! :D

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  21. I am really temperature sensitive too. I can barely do dishes with "hot water" or walk on sand or anything. It is the worst kind of pain to me. This looks so refreshing!

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  22. Lol... water feels even colder when the temp is 100 or more outside! I've been to that spot but didn't get close to the water. I'm glad you checked it out!

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  23. You sound just like me! I won't get into any water that's cold, not even a pool! Looks like a fun place to take kids for sure though! :)

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  24. You got about one step closer than I would have gotten to that pool. You know... public pools... tons of kids... pee... poop... No. I pass on just about every mass public pool. Water parks... eewww.

    But you look so cute approaching the pool. I'm glad you shared this.

    I did once tube down a salt river. But alcohol was involved before, during and after the event so I was numb to the nastiness and my judgment was impaired. This is usually the same scenario for hotel pools.

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  25. Ha! I will take out-of-town visitors to Barton Springs, but other than that, I can't handle it... too cold, too smelly (did you think it smelled like wet dogs?!), too many things floating in the water that look like turds, and too many people dressed inappropriately that really shouldn't be. (I sound super adventurous and open-minded, don't I?)

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  26. I would have loved that pool- jumped right in there and relished in the sting of the cold! I love swimming soooo much.

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  27. No food and drink allowed. Oh no I would not last long there! :) But it sounds like a cool place when the weather heats up.

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  28. We went a few times last summer, but I am with you...the water is too cold for my blood. And it is just too hot to sit on the hill. At least you guys got to experience one of the "cool" things to do!
    Shanna

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  29. The one time I tried to go when I used to live there, my roommate and I brought our dogs. Apparently dogs are not allowed either so we left.

    Now that I think about it, this doesn't sound like fun at all...ice cold, no booze, no food and no dogs?

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  30. I'm surprised it was cold. Public pools always seem hot, salty, and smell like pee to me

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  31. Doesn't sound like my idea of fun, but I guess if you force yourself in it probably ends up feeling great in this heat...who knows! No food or drinks, that's where they really lose me. No way Jose!

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  32. this is why I don't go in the ocean in california. its freezing. no alcohol? no food? what kind of nonsense is that?

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  33. That photo with that caption made me laugh. Funny.
    Too bad the pool wasn't as great as you all thought it would be. But I agree with you on the ice cold water. That's not fun to swim in I bet. But I guess in those hot tempertures it would seem like a good idea. If only they checked with you first! You have temperture sensitive skin people!

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  34. Ever since I heard about that place I've wanted to go there! You just have to jump right in, Jenni. Wading in will only make it worse. ;)

    I can see the wheels turning in that photo too. Love it.

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  35. I am also extremely temperature sensitive but I LOOOVE to swim so... it's a love/hate thing.

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  36. I totally know what you mean. I love the water, so I always suck it up and, if it's an option, jump in. I find that delivering a shock to the system is the best way for me to adapt quickly. Although, if you're extremely sensitive that might be TOO much of a shock and backfire.

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  37. i would have been the exact same way, perhaps even worse. cold water is not my thing. cool water isn't any better.

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