Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Mystery stop before our trip to Dairy Queen

Every day during our babysitting gig we tried to take the kids somewhere special for a little treat. It might be a trip to Tim's for a Timbit and a smoothie, or a stop at the $Store for a craft.   On this particular day, Dani asked to go to Dairy Queen for a milkshake.  So, after lunch, we packed into the car and headed off in search of our treat.

Hmmm, where are we going Buppa.  This isn't the way to DQ. 
We are going to make a mystery stop first.  said Buppa.
Where could it be?  We wondered

Buppa parked in a little wooded area, and lead us along an overgrown path, up a little hill and out onto this gravel path.
Hold on tightly to my hands.  Buppa said
So, both kids held on tight, I manned the camera, and we set off down the path.

Oh my, we were on the old railway overpass.  There were guard rails on the section going over the road,  so we could get right to the edge and look down at cars going under the bridge...

...then we walked further along, and found ourselves looking down at the Mississippi River.   It was a bit harrowing with the two kids, as there were no guard rails here, and it was a steep drop to the fast moving river below.  Yikes! 
The stones were a real temptation for both kids, as they wanted to pick up as many as they could, and then get as close to the edge as possible so they could throw the stones into the river below.  Buppa tried to keep them both in the middle of the path, but they were itching to get close to the edge. 
We certainly had a beautiful view of the old Town Hall from this vantage point.   It was quite exhilarating to be so high up, out in the open with the wind blowing around us, and the water rushing at quite a clip below us.   JJ turned to me and said.  "This is better than going to Dairy Queen. "

We did stop at Dairy Queen on the way home though, and wouldn't you know they were doing some excavating next door, so we had to stop and watch the men work for a while.  What fun. 

1 comment:

Regenia said...

I guess JJ's comment about the mystery trip being better than DQ confirms the high position of throwing stones into water on the hierarchy of fun things for a little boy to do!