Saturday Jeremiah, his Mum, Olivia, Maxine Jane, Elijah and I went to the most picturesque, lovely and clean swimming area I've ever been to.
Maxine was not at all evil. Olivia was delightful as always. Jeremiah's Mum was fun and energetic. Jeremiah was relaxed. Elijah was having a yucky allergy day, but got into the water without being coaxed or tricked for the first time.
Although I've been swimming since I was a toddler, I've always been somewhat afraid of the water. The same principal fuels my fear of the dark: The Things You Can't See. Even though the water was surprisingly clear and devoid of fish, the two hour River Monsters special I had watched the night before seemed like a bad idea all of the sudden.
The swimming area had a dock on one side with diving boards at the end of the dock and at the far opposite end a boat dock. We walked over to the dock with the diving board to see the fish that gather on the side opposite of the swimmers and low and behold a mega beast was there, awaiting my arrival (I know it's hard to see, but trust me, this sucker was big enough to make me gasp):
Jeremiah and I discussed the behemoth's potential origins for a while and while I was snapping these photos another mythic creature regaled me with the answer:
"Those are some mighty large carp in there, Missy. Pull you right in if it had a mind to."
This second mythic creature was the Man With Swimming Trunks AND Leather Biker Boots and he is carrying a leather jacket and a rather large hunting knife in this photo. Yes.
The sky looks amazing though, doesn't it?