Saturday, April 16, 2011

Playing at the Park

Have you noticed most parks no longer have merry-go-rounds? After Elizabeth read, sometime back, a story about a little girl playing on a merry-go-round I went looking for one at our local parks. Sadly I could not find one.Then one day, while visiting a small town not too far from us, we stumbled upon a park, on the older part of town, which had a wonderful merry-go-round.
The playground even had an old metal slide.
Such memories this park brought back! I used to get so sick on the merry-go-round and I would always burn my skin playing on a metal slide during hot summer days!


Anonymous said...

I never thought about it but you really don't see them anymore.. wonder why?

Packrat said...

So glad Elizabeth got to actually play on a merry-go-round.

Sadly, merry-go-rounds are now considered to be too dangerous. As with most things, it isn't the contraption that is so dangerous, it is the people who operate them that cause the problems.

I was right with you having the motion sickness and burned legs.

Gina said...

That is interesting because most of the parks around here still have merry-go-rounds! I, too, adored them as a child!

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