Some friends of ours live about an hour away near a little town called Downey. I say they live near there, because they actually live in an even smaller town called Swan Lake, but Downey is the subject of this blog.
Just outside of the town of Downey is a hot spring resort called Downata. (That's Down at a Hot Spring). This is one of our favorite places to go as a family. There are pools, slides, hot tubs, and play areas with water heated naturally by the springs. Unlike many hot springs I have been to, there is no unpleasant sulphur odor associated with this one. The water is very warm, in fact in the tubes for the slides, it is so steamy it is hard to breathe.
By the end of the day, all of us were tired and happy--and unfortunately, even with sunblock, burned to a crisp. Thanks to aloevera gel, we have gotten through most of the sunburn process- pain, blister, peeling, etc., but we still looked like boiled lobsters for the next week, and lepers for a few days after that. I'd still go back again tomorrow (and we might). I just need to find a more waterproof sunblock, or recoat more often :o).
Take care, put on some more sunblock. Stick