Sunday, July 24, 2005
A slip and slide is an activity to consider when it's 95 degrees. Just hook it up and slip and then slide. This one is inflatable, an innovation on the slip and slide of yore. We didn't inflate it because it was 95 degrees out and we would have sweated too much waiting for full inflation. When sister Joy arrived she insisted we should do it up right. She inflated each section using her car battery to power the pump. Joy confirmed my memory that the slip and slides of yore were about 100 feet long. The present day variety are a mere 20 feet. My arms hurt today because of my spectacular moves imitating Olympic gymnasts as I dove into the slide, and my parents' lawn sports a 20 foot brown patch now. But the slip and slide would not be denied.