Today my family made our first summer visit to Club M, our private swim club. Very private- as in the backyard of our good friend Rachael. The Club M pool is beautiful- clear blue water, bright white deck, backing up to an emerald green field of corn. The Club M pool is round, so if we all take laps and laps around the edge of the pool, we can get quite a whirlpool-type current going, enough of a current to keep us floating around for a while, an activity that never ceases to amuse us.
But even more, Rachael is a terrific hostess to my family. She tolerates their silly bickering dialouge every single summer. She hardly blinks when she gets splashed by the Cannonball. She gets in the pool, which by kid and youth standards is worth serious points! She always has popsicles in her freezer for the kids. And the adults. I can talk to Rachael about everything under the sun for hours, which isn't true of most lifeguards and pool staff at other clubs... :-)
The only downside to swimming at Club M is that we have to leave! We always stay longer than we think we will. That's the mark of a great place, I think! Thanks Club M!