Opening Day

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Today was Opening Day for Hawaiian Falls in Pflugerville.  The water park was calm, with just a medium sized crowd.  Last year, at the end of the season, they were offering huge discounts on season passes, so I bought one.  I was happy today that I made that decision back in the Fall.  The result was sun, wave pool fun, relaxing in the lazy river, and a great afternoon.

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24 Hour Fitness

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It worked!  I had a membership to a 24 Hour Fitness club in Round Rock that was classified as a “Sport” club.  In the process of reviewing my budget (thanks Mint App) and checking prices online, I discovered that the current rate at the “Super Sport” Club in Pflugerville was less than what I was paying.  I didn’t think they would allow me to switch, but the groovy folks in Pflugerville were able to hook me up.  So now, I have a membership that allows me to use both clubs for a much lower monthly fee.  This will be an improvement for my budget and an improvement for my physique (if I can get to the gym on a regular basis).  I am totally excited about today’s bargain!

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Full Moon Swim

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It is good to know that some parts of Austin haven’t changed as the city continues to grow.  Tonight was the Full Moon Swim at Barton Springs Pool.  It is difficult to find this party on any official calendar, but it happens at every full moon.  The entrance to the pool is free after 9:00 pm, so everyone jumps into the cold water and howls at the moon.  Pretty cool party, huh?

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East Jordan Iron Works

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The days in Round Rock have gotten so hot that even the neighborhood kids are staying inside instead of swimming.  At around 4:00 pm today, I headed for the pool.  I looked both ways, crossed the street, and trekked across this awesome manhole cover from East Jordan Iron Works – “the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of manhole covers,” among other things.  Pretty impressive, huh?

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Hawaiian Falls

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Tonight was Friday Night Slides where they keep the Hawaiian Falls park open until 10:00 pm.  It was my first time here, and this place is totally fun.  They had a DJ who controlled the music throughout the entire park and kept it upbeat at all times.  There was an outdoor dance floor, Zip lines, water slides, an elevated ropes course, a wave pool, a lazy river for floating, sandy beaches for lounging, food, and drink.  Next Friday, they will do it all again.  🙂

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