Back when I was working with after-school and summer day camp programs for the city Parks and Recreation Department, I was continually amazed at the numbers of kids who had never enjoyed some of the greatest parts of our city until I took them out on field trips.
We hit the water with a neighbor family this morning. The kids decided it was COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD in the water but everyone had a blast. Especially when they were exploring the "island" at the north end of the pool.
Yes, I tried to chase the squirrel away. Once. After that, someone with the group should have been watching their stuff.
And even if their friends and classmates don't get explore our great city, I bet our kids remember this trip to Barton Springs Pool for a long time.