I love water and living beside a creek and a river across the street is very cool.
Since moving to this house, I have gone swimming in my river several times during the hot summer days we get out here in Oregon. It is always so refreshing to jump into that cold water when your body is sooo hot. Of course it takes your breath away each time but once you get accustomed to the temperature of the water, its not bad at all.
My grandkids always come over and swim and bring their friends…of course its no fun swimming alone so I always encourage them to have a buddy to swim with.
I figured with the cold temps outside, a nice cool dip in a river would take your mind off of the brrrrrr of the cold.
Picture above is of the river when one of the kids jumped in and made a big splash.