When we last met, Metalmom was riding the day away at high speed…..
I did more than just ride the rides, ya know. I saw lots of interesting things:
Like the dorky goth kids dressed in long black pants and long sleeved shirts in 90 degree weather….
Like the chick who had a purple kool-aid dye-job in her hair, went on a water ride and then had purple dripping down her forehead and neck….
Like the redneck covered in tattoos, wearing a NASCAR shirt, dragging his kids saying “Ya’ll hurry on up ‘fore I take yore sorry asses back to granny’s. I’ll give ya sumpin’ to cry ’bout, I’ll tell you what!”
And then there were animals.
We are posing with “Duke” the Budweiser Clydesdale. Isn’t he a beauty? Those horses were huge and so gentle. He even bent down low so a little kid could pet him- Without being told to!
These horse shoes should give you an idea of just how big they actually are! (And you know what they say about “big shoes”….)
We saw grey wolves and heard them howling. It was so cool. But it was an incredibly eerie sound too.
There were about three American Bald Eagles that we could see. I was a bit surprised at how big these birds actually are!
And there were parrots too. They came right over to where we were standing and began to pose. There were others but they moved so often, that most of my pictures blurred.
So yeah, Metalmom went out of her way to enjoy strolling along with Hubs just looking at the animals and marvelling at their beauty. This was pretty tame, and to me, “theme park” and “tame” just never seemed to mesh. However, I really enjoyed this.
There was something else that I liked (that I really expected to just tolerate)
My friends, these are the Four Tops. Now, I did grow up hearing their music played frequently. But that was my parents’ music. To me they were the “oldies”. I’m far too cool to listen to them!
But my Hubs
likes loves the moldies oldies. He has the oldie channels pre-programmed into the car and work trucks. He watches the reunion specials on TV whenever they are on. When I heard that the Four Tops were going to be at Busch Gardens at the same time we were there, I knew that we had to go. I prepared myself to smile through clenched teeth just to show my man how much I love him.
And then it happened.
They came out and sang. At first, my toe tapped. And then my head bobbed a little. Eventually I began to sway in my seat. Finally I STOOD UP IN THE AISLE AND DANCED!
(*Can someone revive the reader who just passed out?)
They put on a great show for older guys. It was hot as hell. But they were so cool that I could barely see a glimmer of sweat on their foreheads. They were like Fonzie and we all know that Fonzie is cool!
It was the best theme park vacation I’ve had in like…….FOR-EV-AH!
And now……for your listening pleasure…..I give you….The Four Tops!!!