The Yellow Brick Road

Tin Man sculpture in Clifton Square

We followed the road of yellow bricks, and found the Tin Woodsman.
  
He already had his heart.


We paused to admire him a bit.

  
And considered where our silver shoes might take us.


And decided they would take us across the parking lot to the new ice cream parlor!


(Photos taken at a beautiful little collection of shops, food spots, and offices made up of old houses.  Big Sis had just received her silver slippers in a box of awesome hand-me-downs the day before.  She had just come from dance class, thus the tights.)

We are still reading The Marvelous Land of Oz.  The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, Jack Pumpkinhead, the Sawhorse, and Tip have just met H.M. Wogglebug, T.E., the most hilariously annoying character in Oz.  (That's the Highly Magnified Wogglebug, Thoroughly Educated, of course.)

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  1. Awesome sparkly shoes! You need some red ones too ;-) Mr. Tinman is so cute! I have never seen such a big one before!

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    1. My little one is the ruby slipper girl. She has had 5 pairs in the past 2 years! She is on her last pair, a fancier set that she's about to outgrow. She has a pair of shiny but not sparkly silver shoes, too. :o)

      I love this Tin Man. He's alone. There are some more sculptures, but not Oz-related. xoxo

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  2. The Wogglebug!!!!! I forgot all about him!! Oh I need to get Julia onto these books...we still haven't read the first Wizard of Oz! Love those sparkly shoes.....

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    1. The girls are much more enthusiastic about this book than the first. I think it's because so much of the first is familiar, even if so much of it was new. The Wogglebug is so obnoxious! He makes me laugh.

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    1. Thanks! We really just went for pizza, then we were planning to just walk across to the ice cream parlor. We just couldn't resist paying a visit to the Tin Man, though. :o)

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  4. These pictures are such fun! And- all I want to eat is ice cream lately, is that a problem? I bet your girls loved being on the yellow brick road!!!

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    1. Thanks! I do love ice cream, but I've been pretty good lately. I'm not pregnant, I just look like I am sometimes... :o( The yellow brick road was lovely. I'm supposed to take them back sometime when Little Sis has her ruby slippers with her.

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  5. Love the silver shoes! I need to read the books too. I have only read the first one, and the comic version of three more! :o)

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    1. Now that we've started on the rest, I'm getting excited to read more! I love this one. I like the 3rd and 4th books, but I'm especially excited for Book 5, The Road to Oz, as it's one of my favorites. Book 6 stands out as one of my least favorites, but then comes Book 7, The Patchwork Girl of Oz - Scraps is my favorite character. From then on, the books are so different from one another. We move slowly... so many books, so little time!

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  6. This is a random fact, but I live in the town where the Wizard of Oz movie played for the first time ever!!!! We had a very cool festival a few years back for the anniversary and they used a giant screen and shut down the entire downtown and everyone came to watch! I thought I would just share that random piece of Ozish history!

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    1. Thank you! I love that. How fun that must have been! It's funny, I do know people who may not have seen the movie, and even people who do not care for the movie. For the most part, though, it's something so many of us have in common. Most of us have seen it, most people recognize it as the great film it is. You can quote it, and most folks know what you're talking about.

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