Friday, July 30, 2010

Now That's A Big Slide!

Again my travels into the proverbial "middle of nowhere" have produced another wonderful find of Americana and tackiness. The Municipal Giant Slide in Rocky Ridge, Md is a huge out-of-the-ordinary sliding board that gives all other parks board envy. This huge wooden slide stands 35 feet tall and takes riders down 100 feet of bowling alley-like goodness. There's old burlap sacks that kids can ride down on for maximum speed or for the less adventurous (like my kids) a trip on your own bottom will provide a slightly less out of control experience. Instead of ending with a long flat portion of slide to slow down on, this extreme slide sends it's riders flying into a pit of sawdust. The craziest thing is: this super neat attraction isn't at an amusement park or family fun center...it's at a little tiny public park called Mount Tabor Park which sits along the side of a pretty laid back country road. Needless to say, my kids had a blast...






(Daddy took a few trips down the boards as well but no pictures were allowed!)

The park also has plenty of room for picnicking as well as some other playground equipment including this huge kid-powered merry-go-round which I think my kids liked even more than the slide...
Mount Tabor Park is also home to an outdoor church complete with a pavilion full of bright red church pews...
...that's worshiping in style!
And last but not least for your approval, a video of my guys on said Giant Slide:





2 comments:

amy said...

I'm so bummed that this is over an hour from my house! This will definitely be a Team Adventure trip that includes Waffle House.

Traci said...

I'm so happy to have found this fun blog! My family loves traveling to see quirky roadside attractions like these! We have a blog,“Go BIG or Go Home,” which chronicles what happens when our small-town family visits the “world’s largest”…whatever! http://GoBIGorGoHomeblog.com

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