I usually brag about the location that we snagged when we bought our house. It’s super ideal. I mean, having a huge park directly across the street from us is really city living at it’s finest. No houses across from us, no potential building, wide open space and we don’t have to maintain it. It’s great.
Usually the park brings in lots of little tykes who are easily entertained by the playground….older children who are playing in a baseball league, and even some adults who take enjoyment in a sweaty game of basketball. I often find myself perched on our couch (yes, kind of like a cat) looking out the window admiring the activity that goes on…it just makes me happy to watch all the people enjoying that space.
However, last week changed things just a bit. I am still trying to wrap my head around this….it’s just so completely odd. I don’t get it. What just happened to our neighborhood?!!
Ok…I’m going to keep this PG, so don’t worry your pretty little self.
Greg’s parents were in town last week (over July 4th) and most of the days we enjoyed being lazy around the house in the mornings…well, Friday morning we were all lounging around upstairs (Greg was working in the basement) when I peered out the window, as I usually do, and noticed a big red car zip through the park’s parking lot, followed by what I thought was a police car. I was so intrigued because they pulled in so fast, drove on the grass, and threw their cars into park. The doors opened and out of the “police car” walked a man with a huge camera. Odd. Out of the red car walked 2 girls dressed in close to nothing (Ok, I’m being a little dramatic….they were wearing swimsuits which were probably more conservative than you’ll see at most any beach) and another lady that had a clipboard in hand. Really odd.
Of course I’m so shocked by what I see that I just keep saying “What the heck??” and “Oh my word…” And naturally that perked Papa Mohr’s attention. He asked what was going on and then joined me in peering out the window. We quickly summoned Mama Mohr who was sitting peacefully on the deck and we all just stood there as these people pranced around the parking lot of our beautiful park. Jenni grabbed her camera because this was definitely a sight to see…duh, I should have had mine out ages ago. So I grabbed mine too…
I thought it was really weird when the start climbing on the top of the car…
And then they started posing like this…
And that’s where I was so disturbed that I thought I for sure was seeing things. A few more shots and they all piled in their cars and zipped out of the parking lot just as quickly as they zipped in. And it was over, just as though it had never happened.
There were multiple reasons this was so shocking to me….but mostly because they chose a little park across the street from MY house to do this photo shoot. Of all places that they could have gone…they picked my city….why?? I mean if they went a few miles down the road they would have hit downtown Minneapolis, a place much more suitable for these kinds of shinanigans. So I’m still trying to figure out the draw to our park….but I don’t think I’ll ever figure it out.
If you didn’t notice already, the “police car” had a sign for something called “X Government Cars”…Greg’s dad looked it up and apparently it’s nothing too shady…they basically sell old, used government cars and they use girls in black bikini’s to sell the cars faster.
I’m halfway nervous to look out the window now, not sure of what I’ll find. All I know is, Mr. Rogers would not have considered that day a beautiful day in the neighborhood.