Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Riverfront Park

Spokane has a couple of key features that we love. One of these is Riverfront Park. For all the gory details you can check out But for a quick overview here is what the park would look like on Dora the Explora’s map:
We got the family season passes to the park so here are some of the things we like to do while visiting

Feeding the ducks is a must … of course Grandma is the only one wise enough to actually remember to bring along some bread, so we usually resort to whatever is handy (duck pizza feed shown right).

Playing on the big red wagon slide is usually our first stop. If you are a dumb baby you slide all the way to the bottom, but if you are a cool 6-year old, you jam your little legs against the slide as you are slipping down to stop yourself so that you can climb over the side and get under the wagon Jackie Chan style.

The old-school carousel is situated across from the “trash goat” sculpture that sucks up your trash through the mouth of a bronze goat with like a 500 hp motor inside. Apparently, I am not the only one who gets carried away testing the prowess of the trash goat as is evidenced by the fact that it has been closed for repairs for over a month now.

Pee-wee golf has some added complexity involving hiding Seth’s ball from him and racing to finish the hole before he can either find it or convince himself that the ball you are about to putt is actually his.

There are a handful of rides for the kids, like the sky ride (left) and the electric model train that they strap kids to and call a ride. If you look closely, you’ll see that we were able to catch a picture of a potato bug out running the train. Man … that was one fast potato bug.

We also get the opportunity to learn firsthand about supply side economics. 1 cup crushed ice + 2 Tablespoons cherry flavoring + no competition = $5.00. Sounds fair to me.

Oh … and don’t forget about the slammin’ ladies you’ll be able to pick up on. Sure this one had some baggage but anyone who can out bunny-ear a 6 year old is definitely worth it.


Paige said...

Oh yeah, the nightmare of family outings is so blogworthy. I'm lovin' the one shave ice for 6 people. I hope those little guys didn't get too bloody.

Celia Fae said...

I want to see the goat trash sculpture. Maybe if I had one of those people wouldn't litter INSIDE the house. When you are on an outing, do yo think about blogging it? I do. It almost makes me happy when something bad happens. In a masochistic sort of way.

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