Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Largest Swimming Pool
I thought this swimming pool in Chile was interesting. It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115 ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water. Guinness Book of Records have said it is the biggest in the world. Just look at it as it stretches along the beach.

It took 5 years to build. It is actually a man-made saltwater lagoon. It has been attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile 's southern coast. Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.

Chile 's monster pool uses a computer- controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other.
The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea.

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Swimming Lessons
Yesterday swimming lessons started for our grandchildren, Kara and Zachary. Beverly and I will be taking them to lessons for the next two weeks, a total of 10 lessons. We do this because it is so important to learn to swim. Our children all learned to swim, and when Mandy would visit us in the summer, we took her to swimming lessons.

Quote of the Day
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
~Paul Boese

Joke of the Day
Arthur is 90 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast. "That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has gotten so bad that once I hit the ball I couldn't see where it went."

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down she says, "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one more try."

"That's no good" sighs Arthur, "your brother's a hundred and three. He can't help."

"He may be a hundred and three", says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."

So the next day Arthur heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing and squints down the fairway. He turns to the brother-in-law. "Did you see the ball?"

"Of course I did!" replied the brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight".

"Where did it go?" says Arthur.

"I don't remember."

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