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It was an eventful three days.

Saturday

On Saturday, we'd been asked to be designated drivers to King Richard's Faire for Teri's brother and his wife and friends. We did that last year, too.
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It was an eventful three days.

Saturday

On Saturday, we'd been asked to be designated drivers to King Richard's Faire for Teri's brother and his wife and friends. We did that last year, too.
Read more... )

Weekend

Aug. 9th, 2009 10:59 pm
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On Friday night Sebastian and I went to see a movie (Cars) at Wee Folk, his day care/summer camp. It was an outdoor showing, on the front lawn. The bugs ate us up alive, but it was a LOT of fun. We lay on a blanket under the stars, had three bags of popcorn, and stayed up very late! Later in the evening, he got cold so I ran back to the car and grabbed a sleeping bag to cover us. It helped keep the bugs off, too. We really need to do things like this more often!

Saturday all three of us went to the CumberlandFest. He loved the Tilt-A-Whirl, and rode it five or six times. We were ripped off by the guy running the Dragon Coaster; he took the tickets, and then after a half-hearted try said that Sebastian wouldn't fit in the car. No refunds of tickets; he claimed it wasn't possible. Sleazy crook!

We had lunch there, though, and it was good. I had a small but decent meat pie, and then we all tried pulled pork from a truck called Wes'. It was the second-best pulled pork I've had, I'd say, and that's saying something. They have a restaurant in Providence, and we'll certainly try it soon.

Sunday was relatively quiet. I slept really late - I needed the sleep terribly - and apart from a little shopping, we took it easy. And now I must get some more sleep!

PS - notes for future entries: WoW issues, Narnia books, Narnia TV series DVD (MST3K style).

Weekend

Aug. 9th, 2009 10:59 pm
bobquasit: (Default)
On Friday night Sebastian and I went to see a movie (Cars) at Wee Folk, his day care/summer camp. It was an outdoor showing, on the front lawn. The bugs ate us up alive, but it was a LOT of fun. We lay on a blanket under the stars, had three bags of popcorn, and stayed up very late! Later in the evening, he got cold so I ran back to the car and grabbed a sleeping bag to cover us. It helped keep the bugs off, too. We really need to do things like this more often!

Saturday all three of us went to the CumberlandFest. He loved the Tilt-A-Whirl, and rode it five or six times. We were ripped off by the guy running the Dragon Coaster; he took the tickets, and then after a half-hearted try said that Sebastian wouldn't fit in the car. No refunds of tickets; he claimed it wasn't possible. Sleazy crook!

We had lunch there, though, and it was good. I had a small but decent meat pie, and then we all tried pulled pork from a truck called Wes'. It was the second-best pulled pork I've had, I'd say, and that's saying something. They have a restaurant in Providence, and we'll certainly try it soon.

Sunday was relatively quiet. I slept really late - I needed the sleep terribly - and apart from a little shopping, we took it easy. And now I must get some more sleep!

PS - notes for future entries: WoW issues, Narnia books, Narnia TV series DVD (MST3K style).
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The carnival is back this week, the one nearest our home; we could walk there if we wanted to. Last night was opening day, and we took Sebastian. It was cloudy (and hot and humid as well; I'd even call it oppressive), and rained a bit, but the weather cleared up enough that all the rides were open.

It was discount night; the first night always is. Every ride costs $1.50, one ticket. Sebastian rode on the little dragon roller coaster twice, the bumper cars, the long slide twice, the motorcycle ride, the race car ride, and he and I went on the Ferris Wheel together. Teri and her mother urged him to try the new horror ride, but he refused. I backed him up on that, although I'll admit I was intrigued; it looked a lot like an old Pleasure Island ride I've dreamed about all my life.

Teri and I ate there. She had clam cakes (six huge ones, it was the smallest order they had) and red clam chowder (they didn't have white or clear). I had a dynamite - it was very good - fries, and a Del's frozen lemonade. Later we both had fried dough, which was delicious.

We all played some games too. Sebastian got the prizes no matter who won, of course. He got a stuffed orca doll, a plastic trumpet, and some other cheap stuff.

A fun night! There's a good chance I'll take him back there tonight. It's fireworks night, the only one they're having. They don't start until 9:30 (assuming they don't get rained out, in which case they'll be pushed back to Friday night), and I'm not at all sure he'll be able to stay awake that late!
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The carnival is back this week, the one nearest our home; we could walk there if we wanted to. Last night was opening day, and we took Sebastian. It was cloudy (and hot and humid as well; I'd even call it oppressive), and rained a bit, but the weather cleared up enough that all the rides were open.

It was discount night; the first night always is. Every ride costs $1.50, one ticket. Sebastian rode on the little dragon roller coaster twice, the bumper cars, the long slide twice, the motorcycle ride, the race car ride, and he and I went on the Ferris Wheel together. Teri and her mother urged him to try the new horror ride, but he refused. I backed him up on that, although I'll admit I was intrigued; it looked a lot like an old Pleasure Island ride I've dreamed about all my life.

Teri and I ate there. She had clam cakes (six huge ones, it was the smallest order they had) and red clam chowder (they didn't have white or clear). I had a dynamite - it was very good - fries, and a Del's frozen lemonade. Later we both had fried dough, which was delicious.

We all played some games too. Sebastian got the prizes no matter who won, of course. He got a stuffed orca doll, a plastic trumpet, and some other cheap stuff.

A fun night! There's a good chance I'll take him back there tonight. It's fireworks night, the only one they're having. They don't start until 9:30 (assuming they don't get rained out, in which case they'll be pushed back to Friday night), and I'm not at all sure he'll be able to stay awake that late!

Carnival

May. 17th, 2004 02:17 pm
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On Friday Teri and Sebastian drove up and picked me up at work. After dinner at Vinny Testa's (featuring a surprise visit by Grandma and Grandpa), we went south on Route 1, headed for home. But on the way we passed a huge carnival that had been set up in an enormous mall parking lot.

I made the mistake of pointing the carnival out to Sebastian, who let out a loud cry of excitement. As we drove past, the cries of delight turned into tears of rage. Teri promptly swung into the left lane for a turnaround at the next light.

I'm really feeling beat, so I'll cut this short: Sebastian was kind of naughty. He kept trying to run away and look at all the cool games. He and I went on the merry-go-round, which he enjoyed; then he played a sort of bowling game, and won a little stuffed toy. After that we put him on a kiddie ride of little cars, but as soon as the ride started going he turned beet-red, his mouth opened into a huge oval of fear, and tears poured from his eyes. The operator stopped the ride after the first go-around and we took him off. Oh well.

Finally all three of us went on a ride called the "Rockin' Tugboat". From the ground it looked fairly mild, but the reality turned out to be more than we expected.

Hah! I won't have to try to explain it: I've found a video instead. If the direct link goes away, here's a link to the newsletter I found it in. One question: Doesn't "No Son of Mine" (by Phil Collin's Genesis) seem like an odd choice for background music?

The ride had quite a lot of oomph to it - we swing around at surprisingly high speeds. I laughed like a loon, and Teri was a little queasy. Nonetheless Sebastian, nestled safely between us, really enjoyed it. So much, in fact, that when the ride was over we stayed put and rode again!

That done we picked up some fried dough and headed home. Sebastian was tired enough not to protest.

Carnival

May. 17th, 2004 02:17 pm
bobquasit: (Default)
On Friday Teri and Sebastian drove up and picked me up at work. After dinner at Vinny Testa's (featuring a surprise visit by Grandma and Grandpa), we went south on Route 1, headed for home. But on the way we passed a huge carnival that had been set up in an enormous mall parking lot.

I made the mistake of pointing the carnival out to Sebastian, who let out a loud cry of excitement. As we drove past, the cries of delight turned into tears of rage. Teri promptly swung into the left lane for a turnaround at the next light.

I'm really feeling beat, so I'll cut this short: Sebastian was kind of naughty. He kept trying to run away and look at all the cool games. He and I went on the merry-go-round, which he enjoyed; then he played a sort of bowling game, and won a little stuffed toy. After that we put him on a kiddie ride of little cars, but as soon as the ride started going he turned beet-red, his mouth opened into a huge oval of fear, and tears poured from his eyes. The operator stopped the ride after the first go-around and we took him off. Oh well.

Finally all three of us went on a ride called the "Rockin' Tugboat". From the ground it looked fairly mild, but the reality turned out to be more than we expected.

Hah! I won't have to try to explain it: I've found a video instead. If the direct link goes away, here's a link to the newsletter I found it in. One question: Doesn't "No Son of Mine" (by Phil Collin's Genesis) seem like an odd choice for background music?

The ride had quite a lot of oomph to it - we swing around at surprisingly high speeds. I laughed like a loon, and Teri was a little queasy. Nonetheless Sebastian, nestled safely between us, really enjoyed it. So much, in fact, that when the ride was over we stayed put and rode again!

That done we picked up some fried dough and headed home. Sebastian was tired enough not to protest.

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