Saturday, July 19, 2008
Saturday Morning at Deep Eddy
Did I mention that it's hot here? Today we painted and then swam at Austin's well-loved Deep Eddy Swimming Pool. According to the web site (www.deepeddy.org/pool), it is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and began as a swimming hole in the Colorado River where "cold springs rose from the river banks and a large boulder formed an eddy." In the 1920's, the pool was concreted in and at that time featured cabins, zip line, a Ferris wheel, and even a diving horse! The bathhouse in my painting was originally built during the Depression-era. And Deep Eddy today? Still spring-fed and 68 degrees - so nice.