Saturday, August 17, 2013

Behind the Wheel

We have really been focusing on our bucket list and doing all our fun activities, but took a day off to do a non-bucket list thing. Although I'm sure it will be added to next summer's list. The boys were such a great help with the garage sale and with clearing out their toy boxes to help contribute. They did make a few bucks off their treasures they sold, but not enough to cover the cost of go karting. Knowing how hard they worked I pitched in the rest, and we hit the track. Jordan had been to the go kart place before, but did other activities therefore never actually drove before. So this was the first time for all of them and my first time since I was about Jordan's age. Jake wasn't tall enough to drive solo on any of the tracks except the Rookie track. The Rookie  track was just a wide donut shape track, he would have loved to do more than just keep turning left. He did have fun knowing that he was driving all by himself. Joey ended up driving the Rookie track also. Joey was tall enough for the Turbo track and after standing in line for 20 minutes and getting in to the car, he could reach the pedal but wasn't tall enough to actually push it. I took turns taking the younger two in a two person kart around the Indy track, with a hill and lots of turns not to mention a little bit more speed. Jordan tried out the Indy, but decided he had a need for speed and hopped over to the Grand Prix. He says he likes the Grand Prix better because you have to be at least 12 years old to drive on it, so there weren't any little kids driving crazy and cutting everyone off or trying to crash into them. 

I was really proud of how well they all did. It was a little scary for me to have my babies behind the wheel. They did real good and ended up not bumping into any other drives or side barriers. Now knowing their need for speed has me a little worried about when they will be behind the wheel of a real car...lol.  There were many more cool things to do there and the boys can't wait to return to try the laser tag, batting cages, and bumper boats. We chose to stick with the go karts and save the other stuff for another day.