Sunday, August 19, 2012

GRAB THE BRASS RING

Well, today I got one HECK of a message... 

You know I have been feeling unsettled about that big 60 birthday yesterday - wondering what comes next, stuff like that... 

Well, DH and I have a special celebration in August, cause his birthday is one day later than mine - great fun!

So today we celebrated by spending the day HERE:

 That's the Santa Cruz, CA waterfront - it's a fabulous, old-style boardwalk, complete with an arcade, fabulous shops, a huge pier, and a wonderful old wooden rollercoaster.
 We ate, walked, people-watched, and then ended up here, at an old, classic Carousel:

 Well, it turns out this Carousel is famous because it's one of only about 25 in the world that has one of these:  Do you see this boy grabbing something from that arm???
 Well, it seems this is where the phrase GRAB THE BRASS RING comes from - at the end of that arm, a little ring slides into place, and the rider grabs it, if they can...  if your horse is down, you can't reach it, if the horse is up, you have a chance...

She got one!!




After you get the brass ring, you are supposed to throw the ring in the clowns mouth...  if you hit
the mouth, lights flash...






OH - OH - IT HIT ME LIKE A BOLT OF LIGHTNING... that's what I am supposed to do next...  GRAB THE BRASS RING...

I so needed to see this and get this message...

hmmm...  I am very excited - and gonna make some plans for what this means... stay tuned!!

What a great birthday this turned out to be..

Kate



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