Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shooting the Tube

Earlier in September Nate took us to Shoot the Tube.  It is in Salt Lake, under the I-215/I-80 exchange, and is a quarter mile viaduct that comes out into a little pool.  We took Mowgli and walked through the dog park--I could not believe how many people were out and about with 4-legged friends!  Mowgli enjoyed the walk part but wasn't sure about the tube shooting...

Our first run down we had little tubes..but by about half way down they were destroyed.  We ran it 2 more times just on our behinds which worked pretty well.  The last time down things got a little sketchy when all the sudden I heard Ryan scream "PAPPA!!!!!" and realized it was just me and him, and that Nate was a ways back and I had no idea what had happened to him.  We had no option but to keep going but I was horrified to what I was going to discover at the bottom.  When we got down I learned that the street signs used to stop up the tube (you have to let water build up in order to push you down) had broken free from the top and one was crashing down behind Nate.  Like the true gentleman he is, he pushed us ahead and then (while holding Mowgli) slowed himself down and kept the debris contained.  I think we had been ready to call it a day anyway, but that solidified it for me.

We went to dinner at Lonestar Taqueria which is one of my favorite places but you would have thought we were trying to order the moon by the way they reacted to us ordering 3 plates of fish tacos...

It has been such a fun summer going on all these adventures with my 2 favorite boys.  I am such a lucky girl and am trying to soak up every minute of it.

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

This is the freakiest thing in the world to me...seriously glad none of you died!