Summer Bucket List #10: Go Swimming

I was starting to thinkĀ  I wouldn’t be able to do this one. Lo and behold, I was wrong.


(Don’t get used to me saying that phrase)


This weekend was TOCO, a family festival held in Jellystone Park. Richie bops around from festival to festival in the summer, and Lauren had been wanting to go with him. (two peas, those two) So Richie decided on TOCO since it’s family friendly. I wasn’t going to go at first- I was just going to let them have their father/daughter time.


“There’s a pool,” Richie offered.


Damn that water was cold.


Maybe if the weather had been ten or twenty degrees hotter it would have been better. I mean, you let any part of your body out of the water for even a minute and it was back to brain numbing temperatures.


We were in the water maybe an hour and a half. At the festival itself for four and a half hours. We checked out vendor row and Lauren and I had some ice cream (of course). It was mostly a music festival with stuff to do for the kids, and it’s for a good cause. It was a nice break from the monotony, and definitely nice to disconnect from everything for a few hours.


Also, Richie caught a skink!


We passed it on to a little girl so she could play with it and then let him go