Sunday, February 19, 2006

Return to Action City

What do you do when it's -6 degrees f in Minneapolis? You get out of town! So Max, Tim and I went to Eau Claire where the banks told us it was -22 degrees.

Max and Tim and their breath, which is bigger than either of them.

We went there to get photos for their brochures and website then got to play for the rest of the night. We had a ton of fun and Max and Tim were a part of the most thrilling Go Kart race ever. The cars run on a set top speed, you race against the clock and try to keep from braking (impossible) or sliding out on corners. Usually there isn't enough of a difference in speed or the track clearance to pass each other but it was neck-n-neck when Tim passed Max and then Max came back and overtook Tim in the final stretch. WHOO HOO!!

Tim has a little boast about his climbing skills and then put-up when he demonstrated scaling up the hard side in no time.

He made the whole thing look effortless and might have set a record for best climbing but DEFINITELY set a record for best dismount.

He flipped upside down and hit the wall hard and LOUD when the harness caught him. It was awesome...and more awesome that we have worker's comp insurance.

Then I closed out the night for shoppers with an impromptu performance of "Rainbow Connection" for the first time ever WITH PUPPET thanks to the AC store.

Which is how I'll close out this blog post:

Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side
Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we've been told and some choose to
Believe it
I know they're wrong wait and see

Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me