As a young teen, I never watched the hit teen dramas and sitcoms. (Okay, I watched a few.) But I did watch Power Rangers! In all fairness, it was my brother's show, but I rarely missed. And to all my teenage friends who would roll their eyes at me for watching a silly kid's show, they didn't know what they were missing! What do I mean? Well, let me just put it this way: I didn't watch it for the rubber monster suits. 😉
But to be honest, I didn't watch it for the guys, either. (Though many of them rivaled any of the heartthrobs of their day!) It was a good show. Lots of fun characters. Some good storylines. A nice "lesson of the day" for each episode. Inspiration to be your best and take care of yourself and your friends. And of course don't forget to save the world. And I loved watching those kids fight! (Martial arts continue to be my favorite form of self-defense.)
I'm gonna let you in on a secret: I continued watching this show well into adulthood. With no guilt! (Though not as much recently. I'm not going to go into my opinion of hot it has declined in recent years, even as a kid's show. 😔)
But, let me be honest. I'm just a big geek when it comes to super heroes. Superman. Batman. Captain America. Power Rangers. Etc. Etc. I love them all.
Why am I going on about my geekness? Because Saturday I spent the day reveling in it. First, I had the opportunity to meet Austin St. John, the actor who played the very first red ranger. (And one of my all time favorite Power Rangers!) He was cool and friendly and spent a lot of time talking to us. Okay, he spent a lot of time talking to my brother about his drawing. (He'd created a collage of Austin's power ranger days and the guy was thoroughly impressed!) And we got pictures!
In addition to all my geekness, I'm also a bit of a nerd who happens to enjoy history. We stopped by the historical site of Fort Massac, just off the Ohio River. Here, George Rogers Clark (brother to William Clark, of the famous Lewis and Clark) won an impressive victory without firing a weapon during the American Revolutionary war.
All in all, it was a fun, memorable, and tiring day. (And yes, we did wear our masks and practice social distancing, with lots of hand washing and sanitizing!) It was nice just to get out of the house for a day.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. Have you been on a trip lately? Jot a comment about it down below!
In His Grip!