When we bought the tickets, we selected the 2nd wave of the day (10:00) and considering it is supposed to be in the mid-80s today, we were very grateful for the early start. The entire event was incredibly well organized and run... kudos to the event staff!
|The poco-loco Olsons|
|Wrist bands? Check!|
|Annika running toward the first obstacle|
The big water barrels in the middle of the path slowed all of us down a smidge, but weren't much of an obstacle ... proven by the fact the kids are so far ahead of me in the photo below!
|Zipping through the barrels|
|Conor nailing his landing|
Mid-course, the kids had a few zig-zag balance beams to walk along. Life is all about balance ... and so was this portion of the course.
This tunnel was meant to be crawled through, but Conor decided to put his own spin on it. He rolled down the entire length of the tunnel! Silly boy.
|Rollin, rolling, just keep rolling|
|Annika emerging from the tunnel (notice the "not crawling" approach she took)|
One of the last clean obstacles were the rope walls and bungee maze. Once again, the kids did a great job navigating their path and figuring out the best approach for the task at hand.
|Conor on the rope wall|
|Annika ready to start her descent|
Finally! Time to start getting dirty! The sand pit had ropes strung across it so the kids had to get down and in the sand. Once again, Annika crawled and Conor opted to roll. Rolling in hot sand didn't exactly sound like something we would choose, but hey, we're just boring adults.
|We always knew Annika would make a splash in the world... |
we just didn't realize it would be so mud-soaked
|Conor opting for the reverse swing splash landing|
|Annika emerging from the muck|
|Conor living up to his "Mud Boy" nickname|
|Showing off their medals|
|Annika's dirty legs ... her socks were white when we started!|
|Mud Boy's legs ... his socks used to be white, too!|
|Proud of her accomplishment and medal|
|Conor? You have a little something on your face. :)|
|Pedaling their blenders|
Soon, we were back at the car, stripping off the muddy shoes and socks, talking about our favorite parts of the day, and heading back home... grateful for a beautiful day and a fun adventure.