Throwback Tuesday: A Field Trip For Back to School

This post was originally from August 28th, 2014 when Ian was 10, Alec was 8, and Evan 6 (nearly 7).  As soon as our local schools headed back to school we often spent several days or even weeks going on field trips, meeting up with friends at the park or the beach, etc. and enjoy having all the places to ourselves again.  

The boys were beside themselves with excitement yesterday morning.  We headed out to try an indoor aerial obstacle course.  We've had a Groupon for Soar Indoors that we bought at the end of the spring and we were waiting for the summer crowds to pass.

We were at Soar Indoors for almost 3 hours.  The boys LOVED it.  I participated with them too and it was a lot of fun.  We were all started on the lower course that's only 2 1/5 feet off the ground.  We are responsible for moving our own harness clips around and the time on the lower course is to make sure that we all have the hang of it before heading to the upper course that is 12 feet off the ground.

Evan, Ian and myself found the lower course plenty challenging enough and just stuck to that.  I don't think Evan stopped once.  He became a master at clipping himself in and moving himself through that course!

Evan went first and jumped right on. 

like being a tight rope walker!

Alec went immediately to the top as soon as he completed the lower course and picked some of the most challenging portions of the course to try out.  He did amazing!

 We're all very anxious to go back and try it again.  Learning new things and broadening our horizons was a perfect way to spend our day and it certainly didn't hurt knowing our local town started back to school today and we were out having a great day!

we just about had the room to ourselves today!

Ian had lots of fun balancing across the bridge

Alec starts on the upper course

watching him 12feet off the ground made me so
Alec's perseverance amazed me!

Evan's favorite part was the zip-line! 

he certainly did not inherit my fear of heights!

Look at that smile! 
It's so fun to try new things.

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  1. What fun! I've never heard of a place like that but I can see how kids would love it! Your boys were brave ;).

    1. It was a lot of fun; we used to go a few times each season.

  2. Ok so you are the most fun teacher around- love it!

  3. That looked awesome. It's fun looking back on the days when they were little.

  4. What a really fun adventure! Love the throwback post.

  5. That would be an amazing activity. Just think of the balance workout!!

    1. It was quite a workout; the only time Alec got me up on the upper course I had bruises and was sore for days! LOL

  6. I've never seen anything like this indoors! What an amazing field trip your boys had!

    1. Thank you! We had only ever seen outdoor spaces like this but it works real well to have one indoors in New England because then it doesn't have to be a seasonal business.

  7. It is so fun to look back at the photo's taken in time past. I am sure when you looked at these it brought a huge smile to your face. I know this is what happens when I look at my kids pictures when they were in school. I have grown adult children and I still smile! Thank you for adding my link above. Much appreciated!

    Take care and best wishes.

  8. Oh, that looks so fun for kids! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 127. Pinned.

  9. Oh wow! That looks and sounds like a lot of fun! It's so good with home schooling that you could visit these places when they're less busy. I think I would definitely prefer the lower course, hehehe I am not a fan of heights.

    1. Me neither! Alec does not have that problem at all.


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