Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gene Leahy Mall

We decided to take the boys + a friend to Gene Leahy Mall.

If you ever go there you need to know 4 things:
  1. 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.

  2. It's more like a park than a mall. 

  3. Bring bread if you want to feed the ducks

  4. It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes. Below the slides is gravel. You'll get rocks stuck in your shoes otherwise.
*I got permission to post photos of Isaak's friend.

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: 
  1. Don't stop at the end of the slide, and not get off. 

  2. Don't jump off the slide. The sides are kind of high up. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Were tennis shoes. Gravel in your shoes isn't fun. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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?


Unknown said...

My gang and I raced against each other down a big eight-lane water slide in Queensland. I did well right up until the end, where I had to drag myself over the line. Ended up coming fourth :P

Ai Sakura said...

Not giant slides like these! Love it!

We hardly have metal slides around as it gets too hot. The cardboard idea is too. We can just leave it in the car since I don't think we'll remember to bring wax paper/ cardboard out each time. When we go playgrounds it's mostly impromptu anyway :P

Theresa Mahoney said...

Those slides look awesome! We don't have anything like that here. We do have one slide that is very steep that the kids fly down and us adults tend to get stuck in though lol.

Masshole Mommy said...

I never knew wax paper made you go faster down a slide. I need to try that.

~ Noelle said...

Neat!!!! We don't have that here, think we would get way too burnt.

Eat To Live said...

Those are some cool slides. Waxed paper you say. I remember using that as a kid.... sure does make things slippery.

Charlie said...

Those slides look pretty sweet! I didn't know that about wax paper. That's cool! I too don't understand why taking a lovey to a place that it could get lost or really dirty but I have seen plenty of others do that.


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