August 24, 2009

An Evening at Liberty Park

Clark had called a week or so ago and arranged for us to meet with Lanay, and Kent and Heidi at Liberty Park for a picnic dinner and swim at the Seven Canyons Fountain. When he got off the freeway, he noticed an Air Force recruiting display across from the baseball stadium which included a Thunderbird. So, naturally, we had to go there after we ate to check it out.

Not only did we get to see a Thunderbird up close, but we also got to ride in an extreme equilibrium machine. I was Clark's "wing man." We were spun around in all directions for thirty seconds while in an enclosed, caged sphere as the children watched from the side (hoping they might see us throw up). It was better than a carnival ride because it was free. In the parked trailer we watched a quick video that demonstrated why the Air Force is so incredibly awesome, and we each received a airplane pin as a memento. We grabbed a Slurpee at 7-11 before heading back to the park to cool off.

Garrett loved splashing in the water at the Seven Canyons Fountain. Brevin and Spencer were all over the place playing hide-and-seek with cousins (I was lucky to get them to stand still long enough to take a picture). We even made it over to another section of the park to play on the playground and splash pad after the pump to the fountains was turned off.

We had a great time, and plan to make it an annual end-of-summer activity.

This post authored by Amber


Karen said...

Amber! I just found your blog! Hooray. We just did liberty park with the seven canyon streams on Saturday. How funny! Cute blog!

The Helean's said...

I love your updated pictures up top!! You have the cutest boys ever! :)