I received a gift from a friend of $5 admission to the beach water park last week. good for the past weekend. The wife didn’t want to go, So I packed the kids in the car, plus a neighbor kid and headed up 71 N. I pulled out $40 from the atm and had a twenty in my pocket so I had $60 to go on. It cost $7.50 to park way out in a field, it was hot out like 90 degrees. good swimming weather. Communal swimming is interesting.
People’s worst fear, the fear of being naked and wet in public surrounded by hundreds of strangers comes true. I have hang ups abut my body sometimes then other times I have none at all, yesterday was the later. I was surrounded by people I would never see again, I kept hoping I would run into someone to talk to, but people were pretty guarded. which is normal for a swimming environment. If some half naked guy starts to talk to you, it can feel creepy. I would say I saw maybe one or two females who had perfect bodies, the rest were all alittle too fat, too tall, too saggy, too flat, too hairy. I am blessed with an abundance of hair, I have gone to the extremes of shaving it all off, only to have it grow right back. but at this point in the summer I don’t feel like doing any maintenance.
You start to get numb to it all after an hour or two. I was looking at a lifeguard, she was female about 18 ? she was wearing a very small red bikini. I was thinking, man she is perfect looking, and almost completely naked right there in front of me… I felt nothing, no feelings at all about it. Swimming in a pool of cold water has a way of taking your mind off of anything else. Now if I was in a bar and she came in wearing that I might pay more attention, but the surroundings made it almost boring.
The water park is set up to invoke fear in the person on the slides. you wait and wait for a chance to fly down a hill on a tube, you start to think about it. both of my kids had bouts of fear were they almost couldn’t bring themselves to ride on the rides. I remember having the same problem when I was young. at kings island. then one summer I was over it and never worried about riding rides again, I need to take them back again to help them through it