People aren’t kidding when they tell you West Texas is vast, wild and untamed. In fact, West Texas is the very definition of vast, wild and untamed. Look it up in a dictionary. I’m pretty sure it’s there.
We’re parked at Davis Mountains State Park for a few days, and here’s what we’ve seen and done so far:
Adventure 2: The pool at Balmorhea State Park
Before today, I’d have said “You’re full of shit” to any one of these predictions
- You will swim in a spring-fed pool that’s so deep, people go scuba diving in it.
- And there will be fish and ducks swimming it it with you.
- And it’ll be 57 degrees outside, because it’s the last day of November.
From the park web site, “More than 15 million gallons of water flow through the pool each day, gushing from the San Solomon Springs. The pool is up to 25 feet deep, covers 1.75 acres, and holds 3.5 million gallons of water. The water temperature stays at 72 to 76 degrees year-round.” Well hello there, bucket list item we didn’t even know we had!
Look. Some people need goggles, or nose clips, or a t-shirt for swimming. I happen to need shoes. I call them my magic shoes, I don’t care what you think, and I’m not giving them up anytime soon.