Monday, June 11, 2012

Plummer Fun Park

Ed and Tom

Ed and Porky Pig
Ed and Louise

Visiting Ed and Dede is a little like a trip to Disneyland.  Ed insisted that we ride on the back of his mammoth BMW motorcycle.

I am a cautious person, which is another way of saying I'm a complete coward, but I'm also easily shamed, so after some whining, I climbed aboard.

Thirty-five miles an hour through the neighborhood was plenty exciting for me, but on a road adjacent to the neighborhood he took it to 70 mph in about two seconds while I tried to stuff down thoughts of a violent death.

When he got back to Oliver Street--the street where he lives--he said, "I'm  going to speed up in front of the house to scare Dede."

Dede?  What does Dede have to be scared about?  She's standing on the sidewalk while I'm rocketing through space clutching my skinny son.

Later, Ed made me a proposal he thought I couldn't pass up.  He was wrong.  He said, "I'll pay for a trip to Los Angeles and give you $500 spending money if you will go on two roller coasters at Disneyland wearing a helmet with a head cam aimed at your face."

"That isn't nearly enough money," I said.  "Besides I can drive to L.A. and stay at a Motel 6 and skip Disneyland altogether.

Since I got home, he's raised it to $750.

Still not enough.

"I wouldn't do it for a million dollars," I told Tom.

"Get a hold of yourself," Tom said.  "I'd parachute off the Eiffel Tower for a million dollars."

Of course, no one's made him any offers.


  1. Tom sounds so very practical about these things. On the other hand, I like a woman who knows where she stands. And I like it that you prefer standing on the ground. Me too.

  2. How about a proxy - If he pays I'll go and ride the roller coasters and give you the money??? But I doubt I'd do the videos justice since I quite like roller coasters and having bought the picture of my daughters and I riding one, admit I am not very photogenic. I guess we're all grounded together.

  3. I don't know you personally, but I'd be willing to kick in $2.00 just for the delight of watching the videos and reading your experience response.

  4. Ah Lousie you knownhownto make us laugh. I'm terrified of being burned from the exhaust of those bikes. My mother used to say only bad girls road on motorcycles.

  5. My husband is the type to take up any type of bet like that. My brother was going to pay him $50 to swim across Navajo Lake (super freezing lake in southern Utah). We barely talked him out of it with stories of people who had drowned in the lake when their muscles cramped up because it was too cold.

  6. You can stay on my couch. You don't know me, but I live forty minutes from Disneyland and my kids love having new people to wake up in the middle of the night.