Sunday, August 2, 2009

Elitch Gardens

It's been on Sam's mind since we stayed at the Zuni street Ramada on our cross country road trip of 2007. The view of roller coasters, water slides, and log rides that hit with a wall of water the size of a tsunami is what Sam would call inspiring.
So, in an attempt to encourage Ben and Sam to make the most of their summer free time, I suggested that the Killer Rabbits, the Raines brother's electric guitar/drumming duo with Kyle as vocalist when the mood strikes, learn four new songs in exchange for a trip to an amusement park. Four weeks later their repertoire was still only a couple of Clash covers wider than Eye of The Tiger but I was pleased with their efforts, so we started planning a day at Elitch Gardens. It was about celebrating the older brothers, their interests, their accomplishments, their efforts to be helpful at home.

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