Dragon ride

Here’s a great dragon on the carousel in the mall in beautiful Tracy, California – not too far from Lardville.  We took a walk through the mall after dinner a few weeks ago.  We should have taken a ride.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam and part of my famous Statue series.

Missed a couple of days again.  Sorry about that.  I’m just so . . . busy?  No, that’s not it.  Important?  No, not quite there yet.  Lazy?  Aha!

Although not all that much is new.  We enjoyed our weekend with LRN12, as always.  And we were pretty much exhausted by the time she went home.  So it was good that her mom came and got her on Sunday evening.  LRN4 got to test out a bunch of  activities for her website on LRN12, which was fun and productive at the same time.  She also took a bunch of pictures – so many, in fact, that the girl who loves to have her picture taken actually seemed to get a bit sick of it.

I didn’t really accomplish anything else over the weekend.  Yeepers.  Maybe more will get done this weekend, which is already just about upon us, this being my off-Friday week.  We’re going to see Al Jarreau Thursday night at the Gallo Center.  Hopes are high, but I fear it will be too loud.  Hopefully, the Jarreau-loving crowd has a lower tolerance for aural pain, and the artist behaves accordingly.  But we’ll probably bring earplugs, just in case.  Also binoculars.  We’re in the very last row of the very last balcony.  Cheap seats indeed.  It ought to sound about the same way up there anyway.

Not much else planned for the weekend yet.  It’s been raining off and on, and promises to continue to do so through Saturday.  So no lawn mowing, filter cleaning, or car washing.  Dang.  After a sunny Sunday, it’s supposed to start raining again on Monday.

I signed up for our annual free trip to Great America yesterday.  The company rents out the park for a Saturday shortly before it opens to the public for the summer, which is a nice little thing for them to do.  They buy 20,000 tickets and give them all away to employees.  The park’s capacity is significantly higher than that, so the lines are generally more or less reasonable too.  Assuming all the rides are open, which was pretty much the case last year.  The year before that, not so much.  In fact, just about everything was closed that year, it seemed.  At least all the good rides were closed.

Speaking of which, I’ve discovered my tolerance for roller coasters has greatly diminished in my old middle age.  Things that really jerk you around tend to hurt my back, and my stomach gets less and less tolerant of being whipped around too.  I guess it’s the carousel for me.  Sigh.  The good old Blue Streak certainly wouldn’t bother me, though.  That’s got to be the best roller coaster in the world.  You simply can’t wipe the smile off your face when you get off of that one.

Anyway.  I’m looking forward to our day at Great America.  Maybe I’ll ride the kiddie coaster.  We’re going in mid-March, so hopefully the rain will have abated by then.  At least on that one day, anyway.

Nothing else to report and I should be going to bed.  So I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: frozen steak assault!

See you tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Dragon ride”

  1. Mark Says:

    I’m sorry I’ll miss out on the Great America trip. I always enjoyed the coasters!

    Also, I think it’s hilarious how regularly food violence come sup.

  2. Shannon Says:

    We couldn’t ride the carousel because we were at the mall to walk for exercise–no riding allowed!

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