Julie Lyles Carr: Adventures

Friday, April 9, 2010

Adventures

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We arrived back on our street the other day after a long walk to find our little avenue transformed.


It was no longer just a suburban thoroughfare.

It was now a train station.


Once of the precious little toddlers down the street was celebrating a birthday and in honor of this kiddo's fascination with all things trains, Mom had tracked one down.


And the neighborhood kids were invited to come aboard.


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It was an unexpected adventure on a sunlit afternoon, the perfect dessert to a day of long walks and playing in the park and ice cream cones.

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Sometimes, those adventures seem the best to me.  An impulsive stop at a cafe that ends up having the best potato soup ever.  The chance visit to the small museum that hosts an art exhibition that speaks to you.  Running into a friend while on errands and taking the opportunity for a cup of coffee.


Little bends in the road that make the trip all the sweeter.  And the mystery that when you aren't dragging a lot of expectations along with you, the ride can seem a little lighter.


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Like surprise train rides on sunny afternoons.




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