Visiting Friends in El Paso, Part 1: Swimming

I next spent about a week in El Paso visiting my friends Chrissy and Carrie over New Years. And while – very, very sadly – Rachel, Jen, and Andrew could not join us, we had a great time. Of course the first thing we all did on the morning after Carrie and I arrived was go to the pool. Because Chrissy’s husband is stationed at Fort Bliss we were able to use the pool there for free. The best part? It has a rock wall. Oh yeah. I had never done any sort of rock climbing before and I have to tell you, I loved it. We had a great time, laughing and generally being goofy as we learned how to navigate up the rocks and then laughing more as we fell back into the water.

Chrissy and I

Chrissy and I

Chrissy and Carrie

Chrissy and Carrie

Carrie and I

Carrie and I

Carrie and I again

Carrie and I again

Chrissy

Chrissy

Carrie makes it to the top!

Carrie makes it to the top!

We also played a bit of waterpolo and availed ourselves of the diving boards. It was so much fun.

Chrissy taking a shot

Chrissy taking a shot

Carrie blocking a shot in goal

Carrie blocking a shot in goal

Me jumping off the 3m platform

Me jumping off the 3m platform

Chrissy racking up the style points

Chrissy racking up the style points

Chrissy again with the style points

Chrissy again with the style points

Carrie being brave as she does the first dive off the 3m board

Carrie being brave as she does the first dive off the 3m board

Me underwater

Me underwater

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