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Lovely weekend with my sweetie 
1st-Jun-2008 10:49 pm
People: me with plumtreeblossom May 2007
Last night, plumtreeblossom and I got dinner (meant to go to Frank’s Steak House since I was craving meat, but they had a long wait so we had a lovely meal at a Thai/Chinese place across the street) and saw Speed Racer, which was good psychedelic mindless fun.

This morning, after brunch at Redbones, we went up to Canobie Lake Park, which was really fabulous. I forgot to bring my camera, so plumtreeblossom lent me hers, and I got a couple great pictures of her on the antique carousel (with a fully functional 1922 Wurlitzer organ), and a couple shots from the top of the comparably antique wooden rollercoaster, which I hope will come out OK since I was bouncing around and pretty much unable to aim the camera at the time. We had a delightful time with rides, games, food and snack, and each other’s company. A wonderful little micro-vacation less than an hours’ ride from Boston. We think we want to try to organize a Poly Boston outing up there sometime soon.

One slightly disturbing thing about our time there was that I had my first ever light beer, and my first ever Coors. What I wanted (on discovering their only beer choice was Coors Light) was water, but they didn’t serve water, and my other choices were sugary sodas.¹ So of the choices available to me, I took the one closest to water. I had a college roommate who said that Adolph Coors should be imprisoned for his politics and shot for his beer. It wasn’t that bad (I’d swap the punishments), but it wasn’t beer. However, that’s another experience that Saint Peter can hold against me when I’m at the Pearly Gates.

¹ Mind you, I had quite a lot of sugar today; I just wasn’t interested in soda.
2nd-Jun-2008 07:11 am (UTC)
I was once told that such places are legally required to serve you water if you ask for it. I'm surprised they get away with foisting the pricier beverages on one.
2nd-Jun-2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
I was once told that such places are legally required to serve you water if you ask for it.
I know they are in some jurisdictions, but evidently not in Salem, NH. Because, you know, regulating businesses in the best interests of the community as a whole would be communism!

Edited at 2008-06-02 03:49 pm (UTC)
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2nd-Jun-2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks; I’ll keep that in mind!
2nd-Jun-2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful weekend we had, sweetielove! Thank you so much, and sometime soon I'll buy you a real beer. :-)

*kisses and love*
2nd-Jun-2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
And love and kisses to you, darling!
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2nd-Jun-2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah; we didn’t go on the Boston Tea Party ride, but we still got mighty damp from it.

plumtreeblossom skipped the Yankee Cannonball, which was probably a good idea not just because scary but because clattery and bumpy. (That’s what you get when you ride a 75-year-old wooden rollercoaster.) I think I could ride it all day, though.
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