Weekends are the highlight for me (I know, I am so freakin’ original, aren’t I?) for two reasons: my kids are home and we can do fun stuff, and Sunday in particular is my “relief day” when my sis comes to take care of my mom and I am a free agent.
Today we are taking the Portland streetcar to the Portland Ariel Tram, and going on the tram just for fun. Let me correct that–my kids are going on the ariel tram for fun. I am sitting on the nice bench at the tram station, reading a book and waiting for them because that is fun for me. Being suspended by a cable in a little capsule high above the city and the Willamette river? No thank you. I would rather have my legs waxed, while having a root canal. I know, I know, the view, the opportunity to see the city in a whole new way, blah, blah. Yeah. No thank you.
Tomorrow we are going to Oaks Park, which is this groovy old amusement park on the river. It is both cheap (only $11 for a 5 hr bracelet) and with enough scary rides to keep the kids happy. And there are plenty of tame rides for me: the hand-carved antique carosel, the train, the superslide which is called Big Pink (snicker.) Plus I will get my walking in, up and down the midway, and there is a gorgeous picnic area right on the river where you can see the houseboats. In the summer, it is even more beautiful when all the roses are in bloom.
What are your weekend plans?
Go forth and recreate!
The tram isn’t that fun. Unless you’re drunk.
I’m a Portlander. Maybe one day we shall have tea together!!!