I loved shopping with my Mom when I was a little girl. Not for the ride in the cart or the ability to “accidentally” grab a box of Cookie Crisp. Oh no. It was the hope that I could get a ride on one of these sweet treats.
Of course the most popular were the ponies and horses—a little flirt reminder of merry go rounds.
Of course horse is a horse of cours of course but what about a ride on other animals that aren’t necessarily known to carry humans.
Like a snail. Or pelican.
Images: Javier Agredo
or a goose or a cat…
I can’t help but love this pink elephant.
Tops hats are perfect for giraffes, aren’t they? Who wouldn’t love to see that outside of Red Owl Supermarket?
Even sea creatures were not off limits to encourage a child’s inner aquaman (or aqualady).
Clearly taxi and cop cars were popular choices as well.
Image: NYC Comets
Cars are so much fun. Which to chose? Race car or race car with Spiderman?
Image: BrechtBug, Kiddie Rides USA
But why limit your transportation to earth when you could blast off from Safeway in one of these beauties.
Images: Kiddie Rides USA
And then just some odd choices.
Hmmm… I never would have thought about taking a ride on Papa Smurf.
Or a vintage Communist child?
These images are just a small small peek into Flickr’s photo pool, Just One More Ride Pleeeeze. I assure you, it will take you back. Did you have a favorite growing up as a child?