Good things come to those that wait. Better late than never. Those are two things that come to mind when we think about Thompson Park Swimming Pool. It has been a heck of a wait.

I mean, though, at least we are getting a pool and from what it looks like it is going to be pretty darn cool. It has just taken a little bit longer than expected. It seems like one delay after another.

When we first found out that city pools were opening this year after our Covid year we were told that all the pools would open at Memorial Day weekend. That seemed to come and go without Thompson Park's pool getting to open. Then we were told some dates in June. Then it was pushed back to 4th of July timeframe. Here we are in the middle of July and still no pool.

I got good news though, they posted on their Facebook page that the pool has water in it now. So that can only mean one thing. We are close. They are shooting for next week depending on the weather. I know we are going to have those negative people who are bummed that the summer is almost over. I get it. it's almost back to school time and the city pools will be closing around that time.

credit: Thompson Park Pool
credit: Thompson Park Pool

It's ok. Although it is disappointing we can get out and enjoy it for the time it is open. Besides we want this pool to be around for  long time. So we do want to make sure that it is done right. I mean that is what is important. Again good things come to those who wait. Hopefully the wait is almost over.

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.


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