We went to Kennywood yesterday, which is a local amusement park just outside of town. It was a picnic day sponsored by Grandpa's company, so we had a nice picnic lunch and access to soda during the day. It was a big deal, because it was about 90 degrees with high humidity. Grandma & Grandpa actually gave us some time to go on some grown-up rides, which we used for two roller coasters - an old-fashioned wooden coaster and a more modern, speedy one.
The Boy had an amazing time! The Kiddie Land was a really great experience for him. The rides, for the most part, had no parents allowed inside. So, he had to go on the rides by himself, climb up on the ride by himself, and/or be helped by the ride attendant. He didn't have a problem with that, which was surprising. Some of the rides were pretty fast and pretty rough, and he really enjoyed them. It was exciting for all of us, because it shows that he's getting to the next level of social behavior. He's turning into a real little boy! His favorite was the "Autoland" ride, which let him sit behind the wheel of a car that traveled around a track.
We had a nice day. We were there from 1 until around 3:30 or 4, then we went home for a couple of hours to nap and to rest and to cool down. Younger Bro went to bed early, and we took The Boy back to the park and stayed until after 9 o'clock! It was a lot of fun and a great day.
This was the best type of anniversary that we could possibly have wanted: a little extra sleep in the morning, a beautiful outside day, and a nice, boring story. Would that I have about forty or fifty more of these... (at that point, at 85 years old, I figure I'll be a little too old for the roller coasters and will retire to easier rides.)