Photo via NYT
For me, today is the last official day of summer.
The Sunset Park Pool will have its last adult lap swim tomorrow night from 7-9 p.m., and it was my last night there tonight. On Monday at 2:00 it closes to the kiddies and the rest of the public, too. I've had a marvelous summer swimming at this Olympic size pool after work at least twice a week -- is there anything more refreshing? -- and I'm terribly grateful to have had a lovely, big, relatively clean place to swim not five minutes from my doorstep. Oh, and did I mention it was free, too?
I'm off to visit the NYC Parks website to tell them how much I love the pool, mainly because the kindly old Russian guy who works at the pool told me to.
Although the passing of summer always makes me sad, I have to relish the upcoming season, too. Here's to peaches, farmer's markets, dwindling tourists at my favorite museums, and nights so cold you almost *have* to bake cookies.
Happy Labour Day, y'all.