The slow cadence of the horse's hooves can be heard clip-clopping down the streets, lulling you into the slower pace of life down here.
Driver's, fully rehearsed in their historical knowledge, keep the passengers abreast of what house belonged to whom and what architectural features are significant to the area. It's a peaceful way to spend anywhere from a half hour to an hour!
Ok... time to break for my own experience to share.
There I was, minding my own business, walking down Meeting Street, south of Broad. I was on a mission! My husband, safely tucked away in his office in Chicago, wanted me to check on a home he had seen online. Will do, chief!! Lovely little street and one that apparently is used on the carriage tours. Walking along, I see, up ahead, a stationary carriage filled with passengers and a tour guide delivering his schpeel. He takes one look at me and explains he has a dilemma.
"I can't safely get the horses to move unless you would help me by moving the bridle over."
Huh? We then proceeded to have an exchange where I suggest he get down and fix it himself. I'm deathly afraid of horses! He said he couldn't do that. Apparently, it is code written down in the carriage driver's handbook that he is not allowed to leave a carriage filled with passengers!! It was just a simple thing he was asking of me... at least in his mind.
"No, sir, I don't know what part of the bridle you're talking about nor do I want to get that close to the horses." (After all, they could charge me.. bite me.. or rear up on their hind legs and pummel me to death! See?? Deathly afraid of horses!)
"PLEASE!" Now there is a distinct agitation in his voice, directed at me! What the heck! I didn't deserve this! After all, I was merely minding my own business, trying to find a home to purchase (I didn't ask him to help me with THAT!) Realizing I was not going to be let off the hook and realizing that this was turning into a scene with a captive audience, I slowly stepped in front of the horses, figured out what part of the bridle he was talking about, put it in its proper position and immediately stepped back on the sidewalk! PHEW! I dramatically swipe my brow and was greeted by a resounding round of applause! With that, we all proceeded on our merry way and I realized that some days it takes so little to be a heroine!
Yes... there is still Part Three to come!
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