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July 5, 2013 / milesandhisfavorites

18 Metro Rides THE LAST DAY: Well, That Happened

This is probably going to be pretty short, since not a whole lot worth mentioning happened today, except for IT’S THE LAST DAY!  I GO HOME TOMORROW!  HALLE-FREAKIN’-LUJAH!  I GET TO SEE MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY AGAIN!  Yeah, I’m pretty happy.  But I learned some clear lessons these last two weeks.

  1. Problem kids will be problem kids, and there’s not a whole lot you can do about it.
  2. The Olmstead Walk will be the Olmstead Walk, and there’s even less you can do about it, even though it has such an agonizingly small incline that you feel every moment you get a centimeter higher and what was this architect thinki
  3. Gift shop employees can’t figure out how much money you save with your volunteer discount.  I tried today, failed to get a rational answer, and just bought a 3-D cup for the family.
  4. You WILL be handsomely rewarded, if you count chronic annoyance, potential sunburn, personal satisfaction, and a $10 Starbucks gift card (This was an actual present from the teacher.  Thanks, Ms. Debbie!) a handsome reward.  I suppose I do.

So, yeah.  Today we took a couple of poorly timed vans out to a remote part of the zoo where they do bird banding, did some crafts, and put a lot of stuff together so that the kids could have sentimental memories while we could have heatstroke.

Overall, yeah, I’ll probably go back next year.  It was fun, I got to see family, make temporary friends, and see a lot of neat things at the zoo (Red river hogs, KIWIS, etc.), and generally make a desperate attempt to have a good time.  Until then, take it easy, thanks for the views, and if you ever get an opportunity to become Khal Raggat, TURN IT DOWN AT ALL COSTS!  Bye now, y’all!


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  1. Sue in Queens / Jul 6 2013 1:55 am

    Miles, I applaud you for pushing yourself to take such a big adventure and for writing so wonderfully about it. I feel like I learned about the zoo AND about you by reading your posts. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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