The best remedy for winter blues is to head over to Stacy Pool, where a huge spigot runs constantly with hot spring water. We swim slow, easy laps from the cozy shallow end, speeding up a tad when we reach the cooler deep end. Some nights the moon is there just under our arm when we turn to breathe. Besides the joy of gentle lap swimming (it's the only place someone kindly volunteered pointers for our stroke and we were grateful), there's also space for kids to play. We leave our towel close by. The dressing rooms are heated and the showers hot. We ooze into the car and zing back to life when we hit the Congress Avenue bridge and see the Christmas lights and the Capitol sending us best wishes for a cheery holiday.
Little Stacy Pool & Park
1400 Alameda, 512/974-6700
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