Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Slice of Lime-Tall Order

You recall I went to a colonial festival with my mom over the weekend.  As we wandered we found a section with amusements of the time.  A boy was walking on stilts.  Mom noted how she was the talk of town as a kid because she used to walk all up and down the main street on her own set of stilts.  Of course, this led to me requesting a demonstration before attempting them myself.  She declined but gave me the important tips for success...since she knew I would not be swayed from trying them.  the big question was:  Would I succeed or break a bone in the attempt?


What's your guess? (Scroll down to find out)










Here is where I heighten the tension and tell you to continue scrolling...













She's up.  Will she stay up?  (Keep scrolling)















More tension builds....










Ta-daaaaaa!!!!!*  (The crowd goes wild...)


*The dismount was somewhat less graceful than I'd have hoped for but no Limes were injured in the stilt-walking session.

11 comments:

Craig said...

Oh, I was trembling in fear for you. . . But, nicely done. . .

Years ago, we visited the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, NY, and I got to try some stilts pretty much the same as yours, and with about the same degree of success. After a few minutes, I could actually get around a little, but the dismounts were, um, a bit less than graceful. . .

Kat said...

Whew! You had me nervous for a minute there. I thought perhaps your silent scream in the previous post may have something to do with an injury. ;)

Well done you!! :)

G-Man said...

You just NEVER learn do you?


(Nice job Trini)

Bijoux said...

I am just not a risk taker like you!

Beach Bum said...

I remember the refrain when I tried things like that when I was a kids. No matter what it was always, "Be careful you could poke out your eye."

Great job!

Craver Vii said...

Thank you for not breaking any bones.

Word Verification: flatelbo
That's what you want to avoid during the dismount.

Sailor said...

Wonderful! Stilts can be great fun, but I do recommend practice before attempting on a loose-sand beach, as I have had to point out to our kids a number of times!

coopernicus said...

no injuries??? how did that happen???

Hilary said...

Whew... I'm glad to see that this had nothing to do with the previous Murphy's Law post. Good for you.. but I would have wanted to see the dismount... maybe even the video. ;)

Suldog said...

Ah, from what I know of you, you've been doing a tightrope act for years. Stilts shouldn't have presented much problem :-)

secret agent woman said...

Good job!