Therapy in a pool
Every year we drive two long days across Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, and into Utah. Every year we drive past this enormous pool in Glenwood Springs, the spa of the Rockies. I have yearned to put my body in this pool for many, many years. It is a yearning worthy of a life list.
I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by again. We decided to break up our long drive, extend it by a day, and spend the night in room not far from the pool.
I honestly did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. It was well worth the forty dollars it cost our family for therapy in this pool. Unexpected bonus: going for a dip just after the sun set.
With the steam rising into the thirty degree temperatures and Jupiter shining brightly down on us, the entire experience seemed like a blessing. In truth, it was magical!
The temperature of the water from Yampah Spring is 122 degrees F. The larger of the two pools, 400x100 feet, was cooled to 93 degrees. The smaller (ha!) is 100x100 and cooled to 104 degrees. 14 minerals come into the pool courtesy of the hot spring.
I talk a lot with my daughter about making wise choices and being kind. Tonight we made a very wise choice and we were very kind to our bodies!
Lotus list - check.
Strong family connection - check.
A new family tradition - definitely.