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.