Do you have any idea what it’s like to be nearly strangled in the desert? Well, I do, and I’ve got photographic evidence of the attack.
Walking along in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California with Nona, Papa, and their four friends from Sandpoint, Idaho — Steve and Elizabeth and Bob and Marty — I felt completely at ease … and safe. Then I saw something in the dirt, and, well, you know that I am inquisitive, so I went over to take a look.
Then swish, bam, before I realized what was happening this anonymous hand came at my neck.
Where’d that miniature human hand come from? Is a little man under the dirt there? Does he want me to pull him out? Oh, no, he’s trying to strangle me! Help! Even though I panicked, I had time to wonder, “Hey, how does he keep his bare arm so clean under that dirt?”
“OK, Solbit, that’s a take,” our friend Bob said. “Well, done.” Everyone applauded my performance, and, truth be told, I am a good actor. Yes, we were just play acting. What fun!
After that scene, we all sat around on the rocks and had a snack and some water to drink. Then we hiked back down to town.
You know what I learned today from our hike with our friends? I learned that you don’t have to be a kid to kid around and have fun. Even grown-ups enjoy play acting!
I’m your friend.
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- You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
- You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”