I love this time of year when the green of the trees continues to deepen and the green in the grass becomes... well... yellowish brown -- at least in my yard. These mid-summer days of sunshine, rainstorms and children selling lemonade; trips to Rita's for water ice and Merrymead Farm for ice cream and farm animals capture the spirit of the summer season for me.
Neighbors head to the shore, and streets are left with a quiet calm for a summer walk or my favorite -- a scooter ride. I LOVE to scooter. I always have. I'm not much for biking; it's not the same thrill. But give me a scooter, and set me free. Odd as it may seem, I have a collection of scooters from a lightweight narrow Razor scooter to a skateboard pivoting scooter.
But my absolute favorite is a scooter called a Slider. I love it! It's a challenging scooter -- a combination of a hard workout for my legs, core and upperbody and true scooter-riding pleasure. If you can imagine it with me; it moves forward by the inward and outward motion of my leg strength which I can gratefully still muster, but bears a serious sense of the ridiculous to watch. It's great fun, and truly hilarious!
So as I goober my way on a scooter around the neighborhood, I am filled with the elation that scootering provides for me -- wind in my hair, childlike pleasure for unfettered travel, and boundless delight in feeling young enough, strong enough and bold enough to be playful. For me it doesn't get better than that.....