Monday, May 12, 2008

Nasscar Speedpark

On Saturday we drove up to Pigeon Forge to "celebrate" Caleb's birthday. We had some free tickets and he has been asking to go to Putt-Putt so we decided to go there. The kids had a blast! We got in a round of free mini-golf which Caleb and Madison grew tired of quickly since they could see all the other cool stuff to do. It was Madison's first time to play and we didn't expect that it would keep her attention very long. She would putt once and then pick up her ball and place it right next to the hole and knock it in (this is how I wish I could play too). I have never been really great at mini-golf but it is really sad when your children are better at it than you. (My kids are also better at bowling than I am, I need those bumper guards more than they do :)

After our round of golf we bought at few tickets to give the rides a try. Taylor was excited about the go-carts. She was finally tall enough to ride by herself. She actually did pretty good for her first time driving alone. She will however require many lessons before she will be allowed behind the wheel of a car :) She only hit the wall once and that was b/c she looked over at us to make sure we were watching her :) She was however a race-track hog. She was the one who rode in the middle of the track. Other riders had a hard time passing her.

Caleb gave the little go-carts a try but wasn't really into them. He rode a few laps while barely being able to see over the steering wheel

and then drove into the pit area and abandoned his car. It all happened so quick that the little guy manning that station didn't get to Caleb until he was already unbuckled and out of the car. All the other kids were still driving around the track :) Caleb had not only us laughing but the other people watching too.

Caleb preferred the "truck" merry-go-round and the swings.

Poor Madison wasn't able to do any of the rides. You had to be 36 inches tall to even ride the Choo-Choo train. After a very loud melt-down over the fact that she couldn't ride the train or swings we got her inside where there was a tube/slide thing (like at Chuck E Cheese) which she enjoyed very much.

After some time doing that we bought some tokens and played a few inside games. Then we cashed out our tickets and got a handful of "junk" that the kids thought was worth a million dollars :) Everyone had a great time and was exhausted by the time we got home.


Cindy Taylor said...

Looks like you all had a fun time celebrating! We've never been there, but it looks like fun!