Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Beech Bend and Brenda

     For my B memory I am remembering a summer trip with my family, probably around 1969 or 1970.   We had traveled to Bowling Green, KY to spend the weekend camping at Beech Bend Park.   My sister Brenda and I were both teenagers so we were excited about spending the weekend at an amusement park.  After all, who doesn't love the thrill of the midway, the whirling lights, the daring rides and the smell of junk food wafting through the air?

Especially at night!

     The first evening Brenda and I walked all through the park, checking out the rides.  When we found one our favorite rides, the Scrambler, we struck up a conversation with the teenage boy that was running it.  Before you knew it, we had made a new friend.  He especially took a liking to Brenda.  For the rest of the weekend we got to ride the Scrambler without having to buy tickets.  He let us ride anytime we wanted for as long as we wanted.  When we weren't in the pool or doing other things we could be found riding the Scrambler.  It was a great time and one of the last few times I went camping with my family before graduating and leaving home.

     Moral of this story...if you want to get free rides at the amusement park, take your cute little sister.  If you want to get the cute boy running the ride, leave her at home!

Until next time...that's my view.
Kat

    

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    1. Thanks Connie. It was a fun memory!

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  2. Fun little memory post. Amazing the details you can remember the farther back they go. And amazing how at middle age, you couldn't pay me to ride a scrambler though you could have back then.

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    1. I'm with you Sandra. I have no desire to ride a scrambler now but I loved it back then.

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  3. LOL, I love the "moral" of the story Kat... hehehheh. I can remember asking one of the Scrambler "Carnies" to let me ride it twice in a row.. I loved that ride, but that lil brat left me on it for 8 rides in a row, after my head stopped spinning, I got sick and have never been on one since. hehehhe

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    1. Oh my! Yes, I think 8 times in a row would make your head spin.

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  4. great picture. great moral, kat.

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    1. Thanks Daphne. It was a fun time!

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  5. I remember going to our State Fair as a child and thinking there was nothing like that anywhere else in the world!
    I love hearing your memories. ♥

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    1. Thank you Jo. It's fun remembering them.

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  6. Great memory -with a good moral, LOL!

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