July 20th, 2010

krazy koati

You slowly near the magic sight

To the extent we had any specific objectives this trip it was to go to the Great Adventure amusement park. We didn't want to go on a weekend because do you know what amusement parks are like on the weekends? So that left the question what to do on the actual weekend. We picked miniature golf.

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The timing there worked great, though, because by then we were having cups in the later afternoon sun, towards and into the setting sun, with the heat of the day fading away and the ice cream being beautifully cold and refreshing and the sky cycling through all the colors as the night wrapped around us. We wouldn't have had nearly as good a sunset view if we'd gone to the no-longer-burning stand.

Trivia: During his descent on the Lunar Module ladder, Neil Armstrong appears to have been tethered to Buzz Aldrin by the Lunar Equipment Conveyor ``clothesline'', intended for moving equipment down and samples up; however, Armstrong does not remember well enough whether he was so tethered. Source: First Man: The Life Of Neil A Armstrong, James R Hansen.

Currently Reading: The American Circus: An Illustrated History, John Culhane.