Friday, June 20, 2014

Skee Balls And Camel Balls In Coney Island

As I mentioned Thursday, The Kid Brother did show up... early. After San Geraldo and I went and had our morning coffee and computing fix, The Kid Brother and I took our walk to Coney Island for a Nathan's hot dog lunch and a game — or 20 (in his case) — of skee ball. At nine balls per game, The Kid Brother rolled 180; that's a lot of balls. And, yes, he is still the champion (a high game of 370 — the highest possible is 450; my two games, 170 and 190). He's so good at skee ball that people kept stopping to watch him.

A RARE SHOT OF THE KID BROTHER WITHOUT HIS NEW YORK YANKEES
BASEBALL CAP. (HE REMOVED IT FOR THE PHOTO).

After Nathan's and before skee ball, I dragged The Kid Brother into a brand new store that is of absolutely no interest to him. The Store is called IT'SUGAR. The Kid Brother has a lot of will power.

I think will-power is highly over-rated.

Out of respect for The Kid Brother, I didn't buy anything, but I did take pictures and even got him to pose (grudgingly) in front of some of the items so you could see how big they are — like the world's largest Gummy Bear. (Click any image to supersize the sweets... and everything else.)

CONEY ISLAND TRAIN STATION, DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM NATHAN'S.
IT'SUGAR.  NATHAN'S ACROSS ONE STREET AND THE TRAIN STATION ACROSS THE OTHER.
I WONDER IF THAT'S ENOUGH HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE SYRUP.
THE KID BROTHER'S HAND NEXT TO A GUMMY BEAR.
NICE MELONS AND DINGLE BERRIES BEARIES (CHOCOLATE COVERED, OF COURSE).
YOU WOULDN'T CATCH ME EATING THOSE.
I ASKED THE KID BROTHER IF HE WANTED CAMEL BALLS.
HE CALLED ME A JERK!






THE WONDER WHEEL. MY FAVORITE RIDE IN CONEY ISLAND.
I LOVED THOSE SWINGING CARS (A ROLLER COASTER AND FERRIS WHEEL IN ONE).
I MADE THE KID BROTHER TAKE A WALK ON THE BOARDWALK WITH ME.
PARACHUTE JUMP IN BACKGROUND.
WHERE THE DOWAGER DUCHESS (PRE-DUCHESS) PICKED UP SAILORS (CLICK HERE).
AND I QUOTE:  "WHAT AH YA DOIN' NOW? CHEESH!"
A COUPLE OF THE NEW HURRICANE-PROOF TOILETS ON THE BEACH.

18 comments:

  1. Looks like a Fun Brother Day, save the Camel Balls and Dingle Bearies.

    No seriously, save them ... for someone else!

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    1. Bob:
      I couldn't possibly get down one of those Dingle Bearies! And did you notice the Camel Balls are "liquid filled"?!? It was a great Brother Day!!!

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  2. It must look even better in Summer ;-)

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    1. Raybeard:
      Yesterday was dreary and drizzly. Today is glorious. I'm hoping to head to the beach this afternoon for a walk and pictures.

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  3. Hey! I loved yesterday's photos, but didn't get a chance to post a comment. Loved the whole thing, though! Love today's, too!

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    1. Judy:
      Glad you enjoyed the photos. I must have taken 1,000 in my 10 days in New York!

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  4. Oh THE THINGS you make that poor fellow do!!
    I see he hasn't lost his touch/skill in Skee Ball! I bet you both had a blast!
    Funny, my MUCH OLDER sister used to go to a certain spot in Halifax that was noted for 'picking up sailors' too!! That must have been fun, eh?

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    1. Jim:
      That was a great day with The Kid Brother. The second time was not quite so easy, but still he was happy-ish!

      Was that your sister Mim with the sailors? That behavior must go with the name (that's the Dowager Duchess's name, too).

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  5. Mitchell, /i have never eaten Camel Balls and I think they delicious. And the swinging cars are so interesting.
    Hurricane-proof toilets what a fun.

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    1. Gosia:
      Hurricane Sandy hit New York a few years ago and did terrible damage. My mother's neighborhood was under 3 to 4 feet (about a meter) of water!

      I'll pass on the camel balls!

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  6. I have now learnt what skee ball is and rather wish I didn't learn about Camel Balls. Coney Island has such a long history.

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    1. Andrew:
      But did you know about dingle berries ... I mean BEARIES?

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  7. Kid Brother looks like he's having a great time.

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    1. Stephen:
      We did have a great day together.

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  8. Oh no!
    The plaque spreads!
    "It's Sugar" is the pernicious nearby store that calls out like a siren to me to purchase gummy bears ! Abjure!!

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    1. Spo:
      Did you check out the Dingle Bearies? Gummy Bears dipped in chocolate! By another name, I might have bought some.

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  9. But Mitchell, I really NEED some Dingle Bearies, couldn't you eat some for me????

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Truthfully, the idea of Gummy Bears dipped in chocolate sounds delicious. But I couldn't get passed that name. I'd gag if I tried them.

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