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.

11 comments:

the7msn said...

Nothing like a charming amusement park to take you away from reality for awhile. Can't wait to hear about the horse exhibit. Enjoy your trip to the big city.

Callie said...

Sounds like fun at both the amusement park and museum!

Carolynn said...

What a pretty, fun spot to spend the day. I'm sure it will be a day that your daughter and her friend will both hold among their treasured memories when they're older.

Sounds like Silk is a one-woman horse. She sounds like a lovely friend and companion.

Grey Horse Matters said...

It's too bad you won't have your car back for a while, but it seems you are making do just fine. Have fun in the city.

gina armfield said...

The Horse exhibit sounds fabulous - have a great trip

Twinville said...

What a great day. I like how Silk showed you she was glad you were home. "sigh, all is well with the world again" What a sweetie.

Have fun at the museum. Can't wait to see pics from the horse exhibit. :)

billie said...

Hope your day was good!

Pony Girl said...

Glad the car is fixed!
That amusement parks looks charming! It's been a long time since I've been to a good one. I'm sure the girls had a really great time!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I have something waiting for you over at Nuzzling Muzzles.

40whatever said...

Oh my goodness that picture just says summertime to me like nothing else!

Brings back fond fond memories for me of Arnolds Park in Okaboji Iowa. Wonderful. Thank you~

Bill Evertson said...

Your pictures just scream summertime. I just wanted to say how nice the Rumi quote was. As always, your posts are an inspiration. Plus now I know at least one exhibit we don't want to miss on our next trip to NYC.