Friday, March 14, 2008
McNeil Canyon School comes up with some cool field trips. This one, for the day before spring break (today), takes the cake. It is called Extreme Tubing and is about a 15-20 minute drive from Homer (up East Hill Road) and next door to the Ohlson Mountain downhill ski area. As you can see, kids hop on an innertube and fly down the hill at 30-35 miles per hour. To get greater thrills, the attendant gives them a hefty shove at the top or sends them spinning down the hill. The tow rope makes for a relaxing ride up the hill after the fast trip down. They have no water at this place, so it was pit toilets, but we should be happy to have any toilets, right??!! By the end of our two hours on the hill today and dozens of times down and up, everyone was wiped out and ready for spring break. It was sure an easy event to chaperone (though tiring!!) and the kids had a blast.