Adding Water

IMG_7527.JPGYes, that is a bride beating her groom to the end of a water slide while in her wedding dress. A lovely couple of friends of mine got married at their home on the edge of town over the weekend. It had your usual emotional vows, goofy dancing, exaggerated cake-slicing, all of that fun stuff. The water slide was a new one for me.

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IMG_7555.JPGThe double-barrel slide for the wedding was the largest I had come across for less than 24 hours — by some coincidence, Fayetteville had to show them up the very next day.

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_C1_7937.JPGA few thousand people turned out for the Dickson Street Slide on Sunday, a thousand-foot, all-day inner-tube ride that raised money for Soldier On Service Dogs, a nonprofit that places service dogs with veterans who could use their company. The street was filled with flowing water and chatter and happy shouting as kids and adults slid down and ran back up again. A troop of volunteers and staff did their best to corral the flood of people.

Other than a brief downpour, when I took shelter on the roof of the 21st Amendment bar, the thing went off without a hitch.

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_C1_8348.JPGThanks for lookin’, and congratulations to Joe and Susannah!

Dan

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