Views of the Neighborhood – Pools . . .Yes Pools

First, a note of appreciation to our veterans. Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice

Memorial day

 

I have to admit there was nothing going on in Port Aransas this week. I have wanted to do a pool feature for a while. Could I do it in the summer when the water is blue, the temperatures in the 90s, and there are tons of happy people around the pool? No, of course not. Needed to wait for a rainy, cloudy, and in the 50’s. Put on your overcoat and come with me.

Views of the Neighborhood

Here is the entrance to the pool at Cinnamon Shores the biggest community in the area.

This is an infinity pool. There is a pond in the background.

Views of the Neighborhood

Mustang Royale is a community next to where I live.

The pool is a little smaller than the last.

Views of the Neighborhood

Another community in Port Aransas.

The entrance to their pool.

The pool.

Views of the neighborhood

Pioneer Park is the largest RV resort in Port Aransas.

The pool entrance.

The pool has a lot of decking tiles.

Views of the Neighborhood

Sunflower resort.

Sunflower Resort pool.

 

The Palmilla Beach Resort.

This is one of the prettiest in the area.

The Port Aransas Community Pool

The community pool. There is actually someone in the 83-degree water.

This is our community.

Our community pool.

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  1. These are good pictures of lovely pools, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  2. Thanks for the cool pool tour, John. I agree, the Palmilla Beach Resort looks nice, but I’m drawn to the infinity pool, too. Thank you to all of the veterans would have served and those who continue to serve our great county. God Bless America!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 🙂

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  3. Just plain cruel John. It’s bloody November in London. Pools here are also known as puddles…

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    1. HaHa Ha. Thanks for the laugh.

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  4. A big difference since the storm!!

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    1. It is, GP. Thanks

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  5. Gwen Plano · ·

    Thank you for the tour, John. I love the infinity pool. I’ve never had or lived by a pool, but I live by a lake and love seeing the water. Have a wonderful day. Hope the sun comes out soon!

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    1. Looks like an all day overcast situation. Hope your day is sunny.

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      1. Gwen Plano · ·

        My day is overcast and very cold. Still, I’ll be heading to the Veterans’ Day parade this morning. Wouldn’t miss it. 🙂

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      2. Sounds terrific.

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  6. Nice collection of pools. For some reason, 83 degree water doesn’t sound that bad to me.

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    1. As long as you don’t get out.
      🙂

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  7. Looks very “summerish” in this cold Swedish November 😂

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    1. We are so weakend by the tropical temperatures that any temp below 70 degrees F is like winter.

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  8. Just looking at these pictures, when it’s 45 outside, makes me shiver – even with the heat on here! 🙂
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. We have not had the heat on yet. Still in the upper 50’s

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      1. During the week, we’re supposed to get three nights (well) below 32 degrees.

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      2. UGH. I’m glad the Gulf is here. (Keeps us warmer)

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      3. Well, but it also makes for quite some humidity (for most of the year). Here, btw, we have a freeze warning for the next few nights!

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      4. Yikes. Get that woodburning thingy going.

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      5. I probably should. But I’m leery to go outside and get kindling and wood. I was outside two hours ago to protect the faucets, and it was brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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      6. Oh come on. You are from sturdy Tutonic stock. Go for it.

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      7. Well, you do know that the ancient Germanic tribes always longed for the warmer climate, at times conquering Rome, and also making it as far as northern Africa!

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      8. Naw. It was the conquering that they enjoyed then back to the fatherland.

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      9. Or just “see Venice and die”! 😉

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      10. I think the saying is, “See Naples and die.” But is the same concept.

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      11. Ooooops, pardon my geography. But at least I got the general direction right. 😀

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  9. While it may seem strange to take us on a tour of the pools in cold weather, at least we could see the actual pool and not a sea of bodies. 🙂 Thanks John.

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  10. Love that three story poolside building.

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    1. I know right. I would not like th enoise at night though.

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  11. John,

    So in essence, you were a ‘pool’ reporter for the sake of this post. . . 😉

    I love the three story building in the shot of the Palmilla Beach resort! The thought of sipping on something tasty from the balcony . . . mmmmm.

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    1. I was going to caption that photo “A shot of my pool and pool houses,” but I thought someone might believe me. 😀

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      1. I would have lost a gadzillion readers.

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  12. Pools always give off a happy vibe. Thanks for the share, John. My fav is the infinity pool, so peaceful 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie.

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  13. And all these are within walking distance?
    Some pretty cool spots – even in this supposed “cold” temperature…

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    1. I think folks tend to cluster in the “cold” places. A quick skurry to the next place is good in winter.

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      1. True that!

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  14. How curious, dear John! There is the ocean next door and so many pools! You adore swimming in Port Aransas! By the way, is there any pet pool?

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    1. There is no pet pool except the plastic one in my backyard.

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  15. Nice tour! It looks warm anyway and there are no people to get in your way. Seems like a good day for it! Thanks for the inside tour of pools!

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  16. I am so ready for spring… wait, we just closed the pool a few weeks ago. Your photos really help. So beautiful.

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    1. You have a long row to hoe, Jennie.

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      1. Yes, I do. I’m the proverbial child, and also the glass-half-full, perhaps the only pool-loving person who is excited about being close to the shortest day of the year. That means we’re close to the count-down to the longest day of the year. I know… but it works for me!

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      2. Yes. I always like to hit the winter short light day. Like you I know things will only get brighter from there.

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  17. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Never been on a pool tour…it was lots of fun. I grew up next door to a pool and it didn’t have to be warm for me to swim:)

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    1. Kids are like that. I see them in the Gulf when the water is in the 60’s Brrrrrrr.

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  18. I had to laugh at the Infinity pool with the pond behind it. I’m reminded of Caddyshack “we have a pool, and a pond. The pond would be good for you.”

    Our pools are all covered or drained.

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    1. We never have to cover or winterize pools here. Some folks use them al year.

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      1. Ah, the good life.

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  19. That’s one way of getting unobstructed views of the pools — photograph on a cloudy day.
    Gloom or not, it’s always a sunny stroll with you leading the way, John. Have a marvelous Monday. Hugs.

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    1. Hugs, Teagan. Thank you.

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  20. The infinity pool at Cinnamon Shores is amazing! Of course, I’d take any of them if someone wanted to put them in my back yard.

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    1. Me too. I could imagine being a little high and sitting in that pool believing the water goes on forever.

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  21. It’s not even officially winter for over a month and I’ve already got spring fever. LOL!

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    1. Yeah. Come on spring.

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  22. Our community pool is closed for the season. You’ve got so many around you, but I suppose for people who love living around the sea swimming holes, and pools make sense.

    Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  23. These are beautiful photos, John, and I especially love the first one (infinity) with the homes on one side and the tables on the other. Just lovely. My childhood home had a pool, so I grew up loving to swim and these are all so inviting. Of course, not now while it’s 40 deg. outside. 🙂

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    1. I agree on the 40 degrees. Thanks, Lauren.

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  24. These are nice pools and on a hot summer day, they would be most welcoming. However, at a cool 30-degree day as we are having here, I will be having nothing to do with outside water. Any time of year, inside or out, I like my swim to be in water that is as warm as my bath.

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