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Flamingo Tango coloring page

flamingo tango coloring page by wendy martinI just got back from taking my daughter to get her learner’s permit. This is her second one. She let the last one expire without ever driving the required 30 pre-driver’s test hours and then promptly lost it.

She’s planning on moving out as soon as school is over for the year. I hope she manages to figure out the driving thing by then as I have no clue how one can function as a full-fledged adult in Missouri without driving.

When I left home at 18, I moved to New York City. NYC has one of the most extensive mass transit systems in the world. I could get nearly everywhere I wanted by a combination of bus, subway or train for the 12 years I lived there. Then I moved to another state and had to *gasp* learn to drive and buy a car so I could become gainfully employed. Also, so I could actually open a bank account because – even though I had a NY driver’s license, it didn’t have a photo on it and all the banks in my new home town required some form of PICTURE ID. They wouldn’t even accept my passport since it had expired 2 years earlier.

One of the things I still miss to this day, several decades after leaving NYC, is convenient and affordable mass transit. Do you have any idea how many things I got done while traveling on a subway? Scores of books, hours of doodles, piles of writing and countless wonderful daydreams. You can’t (safely) do any of those things while commuting and driving a car.

I also had to get my own driver’s license renewed. This time around my photo doesn’t make me look as if I am suffering a severe hangover. I even look younger! LOL Got get your perks where you can.

This week’s coloring page is a pair of flamingos dancing the tango. I have to tell you, flamingos are not built to dance a tango, but I think I managed to make this pair appropriately entwined. Think pink and enjoy!

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