Recently Roanoke hosted an event called the Roanoke Outdoor Circus. When Paul asked if I wanted to drive the boys into town for it, I wanted to know what all was going on. Paul said, "Well, the best thing is that they'll have slacklining!" I had never heard of slacklining previously, but it sounded intriguing when Paul explained it's like tightropes for the layperson. So we headed into town to check it out.
After a brief stop off at a kid's inflatable, we headed over to the slacklines. They had kid-friendly slacklines that were only a foot or so off the ground. Cort scrambled right up.
You know what? Slacklines are a lot harder than you think. You can see to the right behind Paul there was a waist-high slackline with mats beneath, but once we realized how tricky they are none of us felt compelled to try the big one!
Um, is it just me, or does Paul need to invest in a slightly larger vest? Hmm...potential Christmas gift?
Cort and Reid had fun just bouncing on the slackline. If there's one thing about kids, they love to bounce.
Once we wore out our slackline
incompetencies agility, we checked out the other parts of the outdoor circus. There was music.
And colorful displays of art -
Roasted corn on the cob -
And all sorts of green gear - I had to drag myself away from this stuff. You all know how excited I get about new eco-friendly products!
We ended the night with the boys playing on some ramps designed for people to test out bikes. The boys thought that bike ramps were a lot of fun! Maybe we should build some in our yard?
Would you try slacklining? Or is there something new out there that you've been wanting to try out that you haven't had a chance to yet?