|Reaching the end of the Alpine Slide - Safely!|
Unfortunately I should have applied the brake at that moment and the result was that all three elements of the speeding unit came apart. The sled went left, I went right, and Evan being quite light went straight up. When we all collected ourselves, most of the sticking out parts of us were damaged with cuts and abrasions. The sled appeared unhurt. At the bottom, we limped off to the car and went home where I applied various unguents and plasters to the boy as well as myself.
I knew I was in trouble as soon as the distaff side of the household appeared. Both of them turned glaring looks at me for putting the apple of their respective eyes in danger. I was forbidden to ever take him on anything like that in the future, and how could I, etc. etc. No one showed any interest in my own considerable grazes. Nor the first class efforts I had made to staunch the boy's bleeding. Dear me! You can read the entire column and find out about other features at the Alpine Slide at www.sbsun.com/trevorstravels