Two dressed up cuties in Edmonton, enjoying the thrill of the steam locomotive.
I posted this picture and did not know the orig of it. Grandson Joshua researched it. It was opening day of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1893. Thanks Josh!
NOW! Your past or next thrill?
Skydiving, parasailing or have you ever done a bungee jump? or been launched in one of those huge slingshots (A Reverse Bungee)? What was your idea of a great thrill as you grew up or even lately?
I know Jack Jr. with Joshua and Stephen, traveled some distance to ride some crazy rides.
I have a good friend, Vondale, who has always been a thrill seeker. With him, I have rode (someone’s) horses bareback in a strange pasture, jumped into a raging creek after a heavy rain and climbed pretty steep rock walls. Once at his suggestion we walked and his cousin rode his horse the opposite direction, about what he said was a ½ mile, he waved Okay! to his cousin. Then his cousin shot at us with his 22 cal. Rifle using 22 short shells (that were supposed to go only a half mile). He was sure we could ‘probably’ see them coming and dodge them, even catch ‘em. We didn’t see ‘em and we didn’t get hit!
We have watched Vondale race motorcycles and heard tales of his skiing. He got his pilot’s license. He takes his nephews, and others on 4 wheeling trips in the rough mountains.
For a while I tried to keep up, but finally gave it up ‘afore I got kilt.’
We seldom get together now that we are old, but a couple years ago we were talking about mine and Sherry’s latest ‘adventure’, hiking the Appalachian Trail. His only comment was, “Jack, I know you can do it, but why would you want to?” In other words what is exciting about walking in the woods?
At my age I like to watch the grass grow or be fixing something. Are you a thrill seeker? (I know Myra and Paula are/were!)
PS: Little known facts about the USA, from Cousin Tony: You can watch more than 100 ponies swim to Chincoteague Island every year in Virginia.
The top fixer upper pic. taken near Opp,. Ala