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Old 09-21-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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Looking for a Tucson park with a Merry-Go-Round.

anyone know of one?

the old shool kind, flat disk with metal bars to hold on too....then you spin it.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Looking for a Tucson park with a Merry-Go-Round.

anyone know of one?

the old shool kind, flat disk with metal bars to hold on too....then you spin it.
Time was when one would see a good ol' metal merry-go-round in just about every park in Tucson. What great fun to see the kids getting some G's on that spinner! However, it seems that they have been disappearing one by one... just like drive-in theatres and telephone booths!

Now its either a trip to the Golden Arches and their stupid plastic chutes, plastic ladders, and plastic balls... or, let's go to the mall and have our toddlers get run over by the big kids on some engineer's idea of fun on those rubberized anthills and rubberized monkey bars...

What fun, eh?
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I can't remember the last time I saw one of those....
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I can't remember the last time I saw one of those....
I think I've only seen them at the county fair here.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Hey, mr2005 dude! You must be really serious about this "merry-go-round", because you put one post in Phoenix and one here in Tucson!

What do you plan to do once you find one... use a cutting torch to grab it, then place it in your back yard?

We're watching YOU!
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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If you come to San Diego, you'll find a carousel in Seaport Village.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:31 AM
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Location: Not where my heart sings...
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Time was when one would see a good ol' metal merry-go-round in just about every park in Tucson. What great fun to see the kids getting some G's on that spinner! However, it seems that they have been disappearing one by one... just like drive-in theatres and telephone booths!

Now its either a trip to the Golden Arches and their stupid plastic chutes, plastic ladders, and plastic balls... or, let's go to the mall and have our toddlers get run over by the big kids on some engineer's idea of fun on those rubberized anthills and rubberized monkey bars...

What fun, eh?
When I was a kid, we didn't have seat belts. We'd bounce around in the way back of the station wagon. No elbow or knee pads. Riding like the wind on my Schwinn 3 speed with no hands, cedar chips on the play ground, metal spin-arounds, metal slides, metal roller skates over my shoes....so many things have changed. All the stringent infant safety features on everything from rattles to cribs, toddler and preschool toys that are all about learning--where're the fun toys? Yoyos, frisbees, jacks, sidewalk chalk, jumpropes, squirt guns, red rubber playground balls, dominoes, marbles, hula hoops.... sigh....I'm dating myself. Childhood should be fun, and getting dizzy and laughing out loud on those metal merry-go-rounds or spin-arounds was part of the fun. And swings.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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When I was a kid, we didn't have seat belts. We'd bounce around in the way back of the station wagon. No elbow or knee pads. Riding like the wind on my Schwinn 3 speed with no hands, cedar chips on the play ground, metal spin-arounds, metal slides, metal roller skates over my shoes....so many things have changed. All the stringent infant safety features on everything from rattles to cribs, toddler and preschool toys that are all about learning--where're the fun toys? Yoyos, frisbees, jacks, sidewalk chalk, jumpropes, squirt guns, red rubber playground balls, dominoes, marbles, hula hoops.... sigh....I'm dating myself. Childhood should be fun, and getting dizzy and laughing out loud on those metal merry-go-rounds or spin-arounds was part of the fun. And swings.
Yeah... I guess some fearful so & sos and their humorless attornies felt that some poor awkward, unsuspecting child was gonna swallow something or get smacked by something or was going to fall down and go BOOM! So... they decided to take away all "perilous" things from our children, and they've put our kids in a protective bubble complete with oversized rubber baby bumpers, helmets and bullet-proof knee pads!

Or something...

And by the way... WHAT ever happened to my teeter-totters?
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