Alligator Preserves Episode 13: No Trampoline Tonight

Are you sure you want to know how your children live?

In this episode of Alligator Preserves, Laurel talks about a time she decided to help out her son by cleaning his apartment. She could have gone to a trampoline park . . .

On my sister’s trampoline with the son whose apartment shortened my life…!

Show Notes:

  • Unmade bed . . . empty wine bottle . . . “stuff” everywhere in my shared room at Smith College

    Laurel’s visit to her son’s apartment and indoor trampoline park opportunity

  • Decision to clean his apartment
  • Frightening things she finds in the apartment
  • “Wicked dangerous” trampolines
  • Physical education at West Point
  • Being “neat”
  • Flying (in dreams or on a trampoline)
  • New experiences (flying chambers)
  • Next episode: Something completely different
A much different room at the United States Military Academy (West Point). My Mum was amazed!


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Laurel lives and laughs and publishes and podcasts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains! She has published several multi-genre books and hosts the podcast "Alligator Preserves," where she interviews fascinating people, talks about the human condition, and shares scary stories from her "Dark Ebb" collection.

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