As I said, the Weber River runs right through our campground and for some reason the girls "discovered" it today. In one area, there is a flat bank and a nice little swimming hole. I was telling them how I used to swim in a river when visiting my grandmother each summer so they decided to give it a try.
I set up a chair to watch, they donned their swimsuits and life jackets and jumped in. The first discovery they made was that it was really cold. After recovering from that one, they discovered the current. It was like a real, live lazy river pulling them downstream, and they loved it. Then I talked them into jumping off a rock into the pool, which they discovered was like a natural diving board.
They had a BLAST!! They didn't want to leave, are so excited to go back tomorrow, and have decided that they are never going to swim in the pool again. I love them to discover new things. Yes, we do camp in a camper with an air conditioner, microwave and a small TV. Our campground has a clubhouse and pool. BUT we do still have great outdoor adventures. Days like this solitify my love of camping.