Monday, January 2, 2012

High-Steppin' at the Santa Monica Pier's Pacific Park

The Euro Bungee at Pacific Park
If you've visited the Santa Monica Pier, you might have noticed this convoluted-looking contraption at Pacific Park. Every time I've walked past this high-tech trampoline, CC has been too young and too small for me to take it even a bit seriously. (OK, so it kind of freaked me out a little.)

But this time, when one of her friends invited us to the Pier for a play date, the girls made a beeline for it.

It's called the Euro Bungee ($5), and CC went crazy for it.

First, kids hop on a scale, which determines how many bungee cords will be attached to the child. They are then strapped into a belt and hooked up to the cords. After being schooled on the rules (no flips!), the kids can jump as high as they can, aided by a staff member who's in charge of the hydraulics.

What a thrill for CC! She was leaping high in the air -- easily 10 feet -- and was laughing and giggling the whole time. Same for her friends.

The other moms and I talked about how we'd lost our thrill-seeking ride mojo after having kids. Does that happen for everyone?

Luckily, CC also rode rides that were more my speed:

1 comment:

Tom said...

Hi all,

We have just written a new post about Santa Monica

Hope you'll enjoy our content and do leave behind your valuable comments.

If you do enjoy our content, be sure to "like" us on TODAY!



Related Posts with Thumbnails