Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tube Mania ~ Outdoor Challenge Day 16


Who said you need a trampoline to have a bouncing good time? All you need is a jumbo inner tube and fearless children! LOL.


My dad was a heavy duty mechanic for a local logging company for many years and over that time he acquired quite a large stash of giant inner tubes that were used in the off road logging truck tires. When they had been patched to many times they were discarded and my dad would bring them home for my sister and I to bounce around on. They are an absolute hoot!

Well nearly 30 years later we're still dragging them out of the shop and pumping them up *grin*. They're fantastic in the summer time to for floating in the lake, or down the river and in the winter you can tie them to the back of the truck and use them for snow tubing! Year round fun for free... except for those black rubber stains they give you on your hands :)

The kids have been making up obstacle courses in the backyard and incorporating the tube into it by jumping wildly over it as they race past. I think tomorrow I'll show them how to sit in the middle of the center hole as the tube stands upright while I roll them around the yard like a giant doughnut *grin*.

Do you have photos of your children enjoying the outdoors? Visit The Great Outdoors Challenge to join in the fun and you can also visit other participants and see what sort of nature fun they have been having by clicking on the names below :)

~ Rosina

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, great memories! We had a big tube like that for our pool. Climbing up on it in the pool, we'd get almost like rug burns on our inner arms. lol Did you see the Blog Award I gave to you? I meant to send out links but got busy and didn't... See my "Blog Award" post. =)