Public Drinking Fountain, City Center, Portland, Oregon

Saturday, April 12, 2014

PARK SLIDE IN THE RAIN




Large wooden climbing-steps up to a slide




Rain drops on the downward curving slide

When was the last time you were on a slide?

20 comments:

  1. well, I do wonder, now that you mention it, when I last slid down a slide. I believe about 10years ago, holding a grandchild to show her how safe it was. Maybe, maybe not. Now-a-days she is learning to drive!

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    1. Barbara -- I would think that going down a slide would make one feel like a child again. At least for a few moments. Time flies by when you have grandchildren. thanks -- barbara

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  2. I was last on a slide very long ago.

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    1. Joanne -- Same here -- it has been years. Today's slides are not as tall as the old ones that I used to slide on. I never see those tall ones anymore. I know that some schools don't want the tall ones as they are afraid the children will fall. I find that thought overprotective. -- thanks -- barbara

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  3. Too many years to count! Recently I have only stood in attendance, with encouraging words while grandchildren slipped down - whizzing into my legs. Not very high nowadays, but on some 'adventure' playgrounds they seem more like ones that I remember. Fun days, even now to watch children try out things, backwards, forwards, eyes closed and clutching each other.

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    1. claggle -- Your description of fun days -- trying out sliding backwards, forwards, eyes closed and clutching is encouraging that children are still up for trying on the world on their own terms. Makes me rest easier about the future. thanks -- barbara

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  4. Twelve years ago in Colorado. My grandson was on my lap and down the slide we went. I think I had as much fun as he did cause he kept saying "do it again grandpa."

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    1. troutbirder -- I hope you got a photo of that! I can imagine his excitement as he "wanted to do it again grandpa." I believe your active involvement meant a lot to him. Thanks -- barbara

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  5. When my children were toddlers. Been waiting for some grandchildren to take. Heck, maybe I'll just go down by myself. If no one's watching.

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    1. NCmountainwoman -- After writing this post I decided I am going down this particular slide some time soon. It is located in a park nearby -- but I am going to go over there under the cover of darkness to try out my sliding ability. Maybe you might try the same -- thus avoiding watching eyes. I am interested to see if it gives off the same euphoria as when we were young. thanks -- barbara

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  6. I do a fair amount of playground duty, but stay off slides pretty much. I did go on a water slide at a resort in Kona and got quite dizzy and so didn't repeat the experience.
    Hope the weather gets cheerier before we go to Seattle, but I know how unlikely that is, as a Northwest veteran.

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    1. Hattie -- A water slide is a slide -- related to the metal kind. Sounds like is was not an exhilarating experience for you. Vancouver weather has been very pleasant the past few day. -- barbara

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  7. I just watched a friend's granddaughter and she got wet cleaning off a slide. A hazard around here :)

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    1. Melissa -- Yes, the slide on my post would have soaked someone's bottom. After posting about the slide I decided to take the challenge and go back to the park tonight and climb up and slide down the slide. I am 73 and so I went at dark so I would not feel ridiculous. I must say with a full moon overhead and the quietness of the night it was fun. I was a kid for a few seconds as I went down the curving slide. thanks for your comment -- barbara

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  8. In the children's care home where I work we have a big slide which is suitable for adults to go down in order to accompany a disabled child - I can't wait for summer!

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    1. John -- Oh, the children will love it and I think you will too! Unseemly that we should take the "playground" out of our adulthood. -- barbara

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  9. I was on a slide pretty much all winter. I'm doing much better now that spring has made an appearance.

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    1. Raining Iguanas -- I think many were on a "slide" all winter. Lets wish for better roads next winter -- thanks -- barbara

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  10. I was on a slide last year...but I won't go down one without a grandchild.

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    1. Grandchildren are wonderful to go down slides with -- they thoroughly enjoy the company! -- thanks -- barbara

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