If you ever go there you need to know 4 things:
- Bring a lot of wax paper - They have gigantic slides that even adults can slide on, but you'll go faster if you have wax paper. If you don't have wax paper, take along a flattened cardboard box.
- It's more like a park than a mall.
- Bring bread if you want to feed the ducks.
- It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes. Below the slides is gravel. You'll get rocks stuck in your shoes otherwise.
There are some fun sculptures in Gene Leahy Mall.
The kids always love walking along the bridge. You can sometimes see ducks, and a small waterfall from it.
The wax paper makes you go really fast, so be careful at the end of the slide. Isaak's friend flew off it, and scraped his knee.
Isaak's a prime example of what not to do on the slide. It's hard because there are kids all over the place. Prep your kids with what not to do. I had a little talk with him when I saw him do these things. Isaak did the first 2 things. The rest I saw other kids doing.
Things I Saw That Were No, Nos:
- Don't stop at the end of the slide, and not get off.
- Don't jump off the slide. The sides are kind of high up.
- Don't go on the slide when someone else is on it, unless you have a plan about going down like a train. There are a lot of little kids on the slide. One of them doesn't need to get hurt.
- Were tennis shoes. Gravel in your shoes isn't fun.
- Don't bring stuffed animal to put down the slide. They will fall, and get really dirty! I never did understand the obsession with bring toys to somewhere already fun.
- Parents keep an eye on your child! Just because they are having fun doesn't mean something bad can't happen to them.
The slides are shaded by trees. Yes they can get hot, but not as hot as you'd think.
We shared wax paper with a kid, and they were so nice, and shared ice cream with our kids.
Inspecting His Wound
A Glimpse at the Speed of the Slides
Do you have slides like this where you live?