One time early in my relationship with Els, I drove him past the big orange dinosaur on Route 1 in Saugus. It was where I went mini-golfing as a kid, and sometimes as a teenager too. There was a Dairy Barn inside, which to my remembrance, only served soft-serve ice cream. Batting cages…there were a few. I never dug though.
Most of my memories include my cousin Joseph, Nani, and sometimes Auntie Fran. “Magic days”, Nani would call them. When you tell people about the Route 1 mini golf course, they have no clue what you’re talking about…until you say, “You know, the one with the big orange T-Rex!”
A couple of days ago some good for nothing ratatats knocked down the dino! Read about it here, and see for yourself that faith that Diana Fay has that the dino will rise again.