It’s no big secret that Texas can get pretty hot in the summertime. But since we’ve moved here the weather has been pretty fantastic so far — comfortable mornings, hot afternoons great for naps, and then perfect evenings that are warm enough for a swim but cool enough for eating dinner outside. And honestly, with so many fun public pools and splash pads right nearby, I almost (dare I say it?) feel like “bring on the heat!”
We actually have a pool in our new house, but decided to venture out with Uncle Gaga and Cousin Gaga on Saturday to check out the Quarry Splash Pad in Leander that my neighbor told me rocked (hardy har har).
$1 admission, honor system, and you can play all day.
Toddler Gaga thought this place was the bees knees. He ran from fountain to fountain sticking his hands in the water so it would splash everywhere and it made him giggle like crazy. Even despite a few tumbles, he was running around nonstop having fun all morning.
Cousin Gaga just took a couple extra minutes to warm up to the place and soon he, too, was having a great time soaking his Daddy with the big water canon and going down the slippery water slide made of rock.
I was shocked how not-super-crowded this place was considering it was a Saturday morning.
Since Baby Gagette can’t wear sunblock until she’s six months old, she had to stay covered up and watch from the shaded sidelines.
But as usual, she seemed quite content and didn’t seem to mind.
We had so much fun beating the heat here. I want to say we will definitely be back, but with so many interesting splash pads and pools around town to explore (I hear some in Round Rock even feature lazy rivers and pirate ships?!) I’m not sure when that will be!