Sunday, July 27, 2008
Life Goes On
The car needs a new distributor. It’s costly, but not so bad that we have to get a new car. Whew! They can’t get the part and fix it until this coming Wednesday. We’ve got a lot going on, so it’s challenging to find ways to get along until then. My husband was out of town until last night, but my neighbor kindly ferried us around. Yesterday, she dropped me, my daughter and our young visiting friend at the amusement park.
The park was celebrating its 100th anniversary. It started as a place that rented boats to go fishing on the lake. For fifty cents, you got a stall for your horse and hay and a boat for the day. As it became more popular, they added a restaurant and then the rides. It still has a charming, old fashioned feel that I rarely see these days. Besides the classic rides like the Tilt-a-Whirl and the Bummer Cars, there's also a beach. It reminds me of when I was a kid. Whenever I find places like this, I enjoy taking my duaghter so she will have these memories.
The weather was fabulous. The kids had a marvelous time. I took pictures non-stop to record the fun. While we were gone, my mother fed the horses and actually remembered everything I told her to do. We came home tired and happy, and Silk was waiting anxiously at the gate for me. As soon as she saw me walk across the lawn, she let out a big sigh and wandered back into her stall.
Today, even though it’s raining, I’m taking the girls to New York City to the Museum of Natural History to see the exhibit called “The Horse”. We’re very excited. Lack of horsepower isn’t going to slow us down. Life goes on.