When we were kids we went to a family reunion for my dad’s side of the family. We stayed with some people in Lodi, California, I don’t even remember what the relationship was, but I do remember that they had this beautiful backyard with a pool. For years after (and probably before) we BEGGED my parents to put one into the backyard. I mean – they have the space. They never did – something about cost, liability, and maintenance. I can’t blame them for being practical. Still, on hot summer days, I can’t help but remember that awesome pool from the family reunion house and dream about plunging into the cool water.