Sunday, June 5, 2011

Take Me Somewhere Fun

It's what his shirt says! And what every little kid wants EVERYDAY. Yesterday, this mom and dad decided to go along with it...




How does going to a brand-new building with a 747 on top with water slides coming out of it, known as the Evergreen Wings and Waves Indoor Water park, the day before it opens to the public sound? LIKE FUN FUN FUN!


And even better, it was FREE. Bart's company built this water park in McMinnville that opens this week! So as a thank-you to the company, Evergreen held a special event for Hoffman families to come "test" it out before opening to the public. Employees and their families had the entire park to ourselves along with unlimited food from the cafe from 2-8pm yesterday.


The airplane in the picture was literally flown to Evergreen's landing strip before 3 cranes hoisted atop a structure that would be built into a one-of-a-kind water park where 4 giant slides start from inside the airplane! You have to see it to believe it and slide down yourself to enjoy the thrill!







The littles enjoyed the kiddie section that was all done up "air-style"












A shot of Cade flying out of the Mach1 slide...

grabbing a tube and getting ready to go back up for more







This giant helicopter rested way up above the "wooded" play area and filled a huge pail of water...which dumped ferociously on all the unexpecting children below ...or on those, like Ty who discovered its timing and waited below for it to fill and feel the downpour


And Luke loved to sit in the nearby lounge chair and laugh at kids getting dumped on!

Everyone was water-logged and exhausted and all smiles as we left - well, except Bo in this picture who was unhappy that he couldn't have another hot dog before leaving - it was definitely SOMEWHERE FUN! You'll have to go try it out if you live close. Or come visit and we'll take you. And it's indoors, so it's open year round! A fabulous family day. Thanks Evergreen. I'm sure we'll be back!


7 comments:

Brooke Romney said...

Okay, that would have been heaven for my boys. They would love it. Sounds like we should move by you...they'd have a blast together!

Shonda said...

OH!!! That looks like so much fun! I can't wait to go!

Amy F. said...

Wow! What an awesome concept!! It looks like fun!

Leah said...

It has been fun to catch up with you via your blog!

What an amazing water park!

Coordination Queen said...

How awesome!

Rebecca Parker said...

So I know unfortunately you have claimed allegiance to ducks living nearby, but boys & I are coming down to Corvallis on 10/15 for OR ST vs BYU & should try to coordinate trip here too dep on kickoff time:) How cool & appropriate that it's indoors considering weather we are having mid-June?!

prativad said...

fun and fun