Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, May 16, 2010

To Infinity and Beyond!

When Disney released *Toy Story* the phrase, "To infinity and beyond" became very popular. Every year we bought our grandchildren one of those inflatable pools with all kinds of slides, sprays and contraptions (they were only good for about a season).  Every time my granddaughter got ready to slide down the pool, she'd say, "To infinity and beyond!"  When I was thinking about her, my mind wandered, focused on INFINITY POOLS. Now that's what I'm talking about! Anyone have one or swam in one? Photos are mostly resorts. Our first infinity pool looked much like the last pool photo.

 

































You ALL expected this! LOL.

30 comments:

It's me said...

Beautiful pools Janean...............on a beautiful sunday................blessings and hugs from Ria...........

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Just the thought of being in one of those pools now... How lovely that would be. Instead I am looking at the a grey rainy sky out of my window. Not quite the same! Thanks for allowing to escape and dream for a bit.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Frau said...

I can just imagine your grandchild saying that. I would love to be somewhere pool side right now! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
Aren't they wonderful. Of course, I would have to have the one with the tennis court in the background :) I have swam in one in Mexico. Have a great day.
xo
Robin

All things nice... said...

Janean,

They all look like wonderful and peaceful places, however I don't like pools or water, I like to look at it but that's about it. Haha on the otherhand I do wash :o) I'm off to my boyfriends now to infinity and beyond!

All things nice...

Jojo said...

Oh to just have a pool, even a tiny one! I can't imagine having a pool as lovely as one of these pictured.

Over the Memorial Day holiday, I found a great rate at a hotel nearby so I'm getting a room over the weekend just to lounge by the pool.

Pitiful but true.

Deb said...

hey we have that same pool....yep the last one...but it gets you wet on a hot Texas day....

Susan said...

Back in the day, when my kiddos were little I remember spending many afternoons in the pool we had that was just like yours! :)
(epecially the summer when I was due in August!)
As beautiful as those Infinity pools are, I kind of get this falling off a cliff feeling when I think about being near the edge!
I love that you put in a picture of Buzz Lightyear. I wouldn't have expected any less! Love your blog!
Blessings!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this post...I can really use my imagination! The first one looks a little scary but those with palm trees and the beach in the background...oh my! Pure ecstasy! ♥

Dolores said...

The pools are so beautiful. The infinity pools almost look like glass. Your grandchild sounds very smart!
Hope you're having a good weekend..

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

No, not fortunate enough to have swam in one, but they sure are beautiful! I was at a yard/basement sale on Friday where they had the cutest little in ground pool in their back yard! It was like a figure 8, with a tiny pool on one end and an equal sized hot tub on the other end - very cool! I just wish they had had a treasure or two for me in their sale, but they didn't - everything was too new!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Great pools. I'm not a swimmer but I always enjoy being by water.

Julie Harward said...

We gave a little grandson a Buzz last year and we heard this quote so much! I love these pools...so pretty! Come say hi :D

Pondside said...

No pool here - just two very dark ponds. Only a dog-rescue would tempt me in!
I've never seen an infinity pool, aside from in photographs. What a treat to lounge, dip, and gaze at the views.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I love the way these look, but it sort of makes me think I'm going to fall off the edge of the world!
te he. I haven't been on a summer vakay for years, boo hoo.
Loved Toy Story! Hope your Birthday was a great one, and that your Dad is doing better!
hugs and blessings,
Debra

~ Regan said...

Hahahaha, Good one!

Man, those pools are beautiful! I would love to have any kind of pool, honestly!... (Ok, except the Toy Story pool... Not sure I could fit in it comfortably! lol) It's a shame, but I think if we got a pool, it would have to be above ground- too many undergroung gas and electric lines here... Oh, and a septic system. (ew.) ;)

Farm Girl said...

I love those pools. I always thought they would be neat to have, I wonder if they are? I have been thinking about you. Enjoy your day.

Suz said...

Oh now you are talking..I am so in love with Buzz Lightyear my husband is jealous!!
and pools....heaven
even kiddie ones

FairfieldHouse said...

Oh pool boy...I'll have a bay breeze for my friend, Janean.
As long as I'm fantasizing...we both look marvelous in our bikinis...almost too thin!

Deborah

Marina Mott said...

I really loved them all!!

Lorilee said...

We swim in a fish pond on the ranch---unless there is a drought!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I have never seen an infinity pool. But they are beautiful.

Barb said...

Kids say the cutest things!! I think infinity pools are gorgeous - sometimes it looks like they just drop off into infinity! The last little pool is more my style - I'm afraid I'm just a simple girl!!

Hugs,
Barb

ain't for city gals said...

I so want one of those pools when we build the house that we will keep (the next one after we finish the current one)...can't wait...a pool makes the Arizona summers bearable!!

Karen said...

Wow, no I haven't been in any except the one with the bucket! :P Kids are so cute!

Cindy said...

My husband has installed a few. We hate them..they are not kid friendly at all!!!!! and I think they are tacky..unless you have the views that the pictures offer!!

I can remember being pregnant and sitting in a plastic pool..here in Tx in the hot month of August. Now I won't go get out in our pool unless someone is around..I am afraid of something happeneing to me..and no one here..life is crazy..lol

Our's is almost clean enough to start swimming..yeah!!
You know the old saying..Husband a painter..house never painted..
Husband a pool installer..pool never ready for us..lol

Have a great day..wished we lived closer..you could come swim with me!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Just Breathe said...

No, I have never been in one. For some reason they kind of scare me!

Susan B said...

The infinity pools are beautiful. The photos look so refreshing! Thank you for sharing them.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Janean these pools are just beautiful. I've never swam in one but I bet it's heaven when you've got a veiw like the one with the sunset behind the tree to look out onto. Love the last photo LOL...Perfect! Take care....Maura:)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love the ending shot. ;) Those pools are making me jealous. ;) Thanks so much for the visit the other day...sorry for the delay in me returning the favor. :)