Austin Bucket List: Deep Eddy Pool

One of the great Austin spots is Deep Eddy Pool. Actually a historical landmark, it is the oldest man-made pool in Texas and a fun, if cold, swimming destination. In the summer months, however, it also offers movie nights. I have always wanted to go and it was a definite addition to my Austin Bucket List.

Splash Movie Nights happen about every two weeks and offer popular children’s films. This year’s selection included Frozen and the film we saw, The Lego Movie.

The kids were excited as we loaded up. I’m not sure what they loved more – seeing the movie or the thought that they could do it floating on the water. And that is my first piece of advice – bring plenty of floats. My husband and I regretted not bringing floats for ourselves!

Second tidbit, which is a standing piece of advice for Austin, come early for parking. There are limited spots and street overflow fills up fast. And bring cash! Deep Eddy does not accept credit cards. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children aged 1-11; ages 12-17 are $2 each.

Be prepared to wait in a line for tickets, as well. Here we are.Advertisement

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By the time we got there, the line wrapped to the back of the parking lot.

After we got through the line, we reached the next obstacle – finding a spot to see the film and be able to see the kiddos simultaneously. If you do not want to be in the water, come early!  After setting up along the wall, my husband and I realized we would not be able to see the kids well. While it is shallow and there are lifeguards, we were not comfortable with not having them in our line of sight.

We moved down to the water’s edge, which gave us a great view of both, but made for wet seats. Now you see why I suggested lots of floats. It paid off, though, because this was our view.

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Please forgive the photography. With the movie starting at dusk and not wishing to blind the other attendees, I was limited. Nonetheless, we had a great time and may very well be found there again this weekend for the last film of the season – Despicable Me II. Hope to see you!

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Traci Shannon is a former actress turned military wife, SAHM, and hopeful writer. She spends her days trying to catch up with that life that happened while she was busy making plans. You can read her adventures at A Star in My Own Universe. [/author_info] [/author]

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