Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Little Adventure

Wendy had told us how much fun the new Adventure Course is at the Olympic Park so when there was a deal on tickets I was excited to get some.  We had the best time!  The boys loved this little challenge course.  Clint was a little timid but loved it in the end.  Their favorite part of the challenge course was the zip line at the end.  We also got to do the alpine slides, and the large zip line.  We also got to waist some time of the day waiting for the "lightning threat" to clear.  Because we are so high up if they have any signs of lighting they have to close everything down and herd all of the people over to a building to wait.  Luckily it passed and we were able to keep playing.  Cole was a too little for most of the fun so Annette & Steve Williams watched him for us.  He had a great time watching movies and eating popcorn with them and Darryl and I had a great time with Kade and Clint.  Kade flew through the lower adventure course and loved it so Darryl took him over to the higher course.  He did great and of course loved it.  The guy working at the high course wasn't going to allow Kade to go because he'd just rescued a boy that was scared and couldn't finish the course.  Darryl assured them that he would be fine but the guy was still hesitant so he told Kade if he could do 10 pull ups he'd let him go.  Kade flew to the pole and whipped them out and so he was good to go.  Once again he flew through this course too.  At the end of the course there is a huge free fall jump.  The workers had to hold Kade back from jumping so they could make sure he was all locked into the ropes.  Most people take a few moments to work up the courage to jump but not Kade.  He's an adrenaline junkie. :)  Clint and I had fun going down the alpine slide and the zip line again.  The alpine slide was a little eventful though.  There was a boy who went down and was riding his break so he didn't have any momentum to keep going and so the lady behind him ran into him.  Well her husband was behind her and stopped right after a turn so he wouldn't crash into them and then came Clint and I.  We were flying at full speed and then tried to break as soon as we saw them.  We still ended up slamming into the man.  I felt so bad but was super frustrated that they don't have some way of knowing what's going on down below so they don't keep sending people down.  A few teens came down behind us and with each one there was a new crash.  That wasn't the best but it didn't ruin the day.

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