Monday was Peanut's birthday.
Because it is Spring Break, we decided to have a little practice run for the upcoming season of summer fun Mondays.
Bein' the good aunt, I chose to let him dictate the day. If you were a brand new 11 year old what would you choose to do??? Why, go to Classic Skating of course!
So we did.
We pull up and yes friends, it's just as classy now as it was in 1985.
Oh- and don't you be thinkin' for one minute that it is only the sight that hasn't changed.
smells and sounds are all there too. That lovely aroma of old gym shoes mixed with carpet that needed to be pulled up and replaced years ago, and just a dash of popcorn and hotdogs from the snack shack.
The disco lights that drop down from the ceiling, and house lights go down as the DJ croons into the microphone "This one goes out to the couples out there. Couples only on the floor, please. Couples only", and Berlin's Take my Breath Away sounds through the speakers.
Yep. It's all still there.
Classic Skating hasn't changed, but we sure have....
Now when it comes to summer fun Monday adventures, Denise, Grandma Kay, and I don't want to simply be spectators. Skate rentals for us too? Oh- you bet cha!
I had not even finished lacing my skates up when I realized there was a major issue at hand. One look over at Denise, and I knew she felt it too.
Either they have changed roller skates sometime in the past like 25 years...or we have lost the roller skating vibe.
RIDING A BIKE MY EYE!!!!!
I get that we probably should have actually paid attention to the TV screen when the "Patrons over the age of 25 are strongly encouraged not to skate" flashed by, but surely the didn't mean US!
They meant us.
...and probably you too. ;)
If, however, you chose to ignore the sign, and make the skate rental decision....
1) I wish you luck in your attempt at faking the funk, and
2)please take pictures and send them to me. :)