2020 Life Logs, Day 194: Back to the Skate Park
Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Weather: Mostly Cloudy Until Mid-Afternoon, Humid; High 81, Low 67 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
When I took Shadow out for his morning walk, I was greeted by a wall of humidity. But it was overcast, so it didn’t feel as hot as it could have. I checked the weather and it looked like it was going to clear in the afternoon, so I prepared for an afternoon at the beach. But when I arrived at the Goldstones, the boys had a different idea. They were not convinced that the sky was really going to clear and they were not interested in going to the beach without sunshine.
So, it was back to the skate park and to Morse Pond School to play frisbee golf. When we go to the skatepark between noon and 1 pm, there are usually only one or two other people there and that was the case today. At one point, we had the whole skate park to ourselves and that is the way we like it. Sam didn’t go with us. He rode his skateboard to Morse Pond and practiced his maneuvers there as he doesn’t use the ramps at the skatepark like Ollie and Jonah do with their scooters. But after an hour or so, Ollie and Jonah were so hot that they were ready for the next activity. I had packed lunch and they ate before we left the skatepark. When we got to Morse Pond to meet up with Sam, he was not there. I figured he had gone home, so I left Ollie and Jonah there with their scooters and went home to pick up Sam and the frisbee golf goal. We returned quickly, set up the goal, played a couple of games of frisbee golf, and then all boys spent time riding their scooters around the basketball court. As I watched from a distance, I felt like I was watching Olympic Short Track Speed Skating races as they went round and round. Then it was back to the skatepark to end our day. Jonah spent time earlier in the day teaching Ollie how to drop-in off the top of the half pipe ramps and Ollie really wanted to go back and practice some more. He was so proud that Jonah had helped him conquer his fear of coming down the ramp from the top. Sam went with us this time. There was only one other guy in the old part of the park, but there were two, then four boys, using the new side which required anyone going down in the bowl on the new side to wear a mask. That was Jonah and Ollie and when we headed home they were truly red-faced hot from wearing helmets and masks. They drink lots of water and don’t seem to mind, but while it is this hot and humid, maybe I can convince them to go the beach tomorrow.