Friday, September 18, 2009

Park Friday

Aye mattie’s, I was readying for a piraty post this day but that thar email comes from Cap’n Jack saying it be tomorra just leaves me speechless. Almost.

Friday entertainment update, just to let you know who is in town or coming shortly, this weekend in Vegas we have Cher and Carlos Santana (their ongoing regular gigs), the Killers, B-52s, the Yea Yea Yeas, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, John Legend, Australian Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick’s Sgt. Pepper Live, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Temptations, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Sheena Easton; and in the next few weeks AC/DC, Britney Spears, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Liza Minelli, Brooks & Dunn, Dionne Warwick, the Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers, Rick Springfield, Van Morrison, Wynonna, Steve Miller Band and a bunch of others. Remember, if you want to see one of these shows in Vegas then the seat rates are usually two to three times higher than in other cities.

In following the tradition of Clare we return again to E Friday, where I post photos of my darling granddaughter E, because VG really likes to look at these pics.

Today we travel to the park on a summer morning. E managed to get dad out of bed before 8 and drug him off to our local park, two blocks from our house, in order to use the slide and swings. She tried earlier in the week, but by then it was 11 and already 102, unfortunately in August even at 8 it was around 90, and the sun had already started making the slide a little too hot to go down without long pants. Our local schools have put up big shade covers over their playground equipment, but the city and county parks departments didn’t have money to do it as well. But E had fun climbing stuff. One of the structures had a chain and bar think kind of like the big nets pirates used to use on ships, so we are close to pirate day.

There are several towers with slides of assorted lengths, most of which are spiral tubes rather than the long metal ramps I was used to.

It was still hot, even on the steps.

So the park excursion didn’t last long. At least the swing in our back yard is in the shade of the peach tree, and there is granddad to push her.

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