On Saturday we went to Seven Peaks with our friends Ike and Justice. It was super fun! Gordon and Ike wanted to go on Jagged Edge first thing, so they stuck together the whole time, and Justice and I went together. He and I raced down Avalanche first. He won, but I couldn’t get started… Come on! It was super fun and afterward we did Cave-In. That’s one of my favorites. It’s a tube slide, so it’s super dark inside, but there’s glow-in-the-dark stuff on the walls.
Then we did Vortex, where you go down a tube and come out in a whirlpool, then you go through a hole in the middle out of a shoot. Last time I went I did Boomerang, but it was incredibly scary, and I didn’t want to do it again. You go down almost a straight down fall on a tube, and then you go flying up the other, almost straight up, side.
One of the other really cool ones Justice and I did was Shotgun Falls. This was the first time I’d ever done it, and it was super fun. It’s a tube slide that goes really fast, and there are three awesome drops. The only bad thing about it is that it’s so quick. But luckily, because of that, the line is fast-moving. You’ll be too light if there’s only one person on the tube, and you’ll hit your head, so we traded our two single tubes in for a double tube. The first time we went I was in the front, which made us go faster, but after that the lifeguard was different and she made us do heaviest in the front. Justice and I also went twice on a triple tube with Mom. With all three of us we got some air on the second drop, but the first time we went we got stuck just before the first drop. It was scary, but we were able to wiggle the tube enough that it got moving again.
Gordon and Ike went down all the extreme slides. They started with Jagged Edge, a yellow slide that you go down on your back, with three intense drops. Then they did Free Fall a bunch. If you don’t know about Free Fall, it’s a super tall slide with almost a straight-down drop. You ride down feet first on your back, or face first on a mat. They also did Sky Breaker. I think it looks worse than Free Fall, because it’s basically the same thing but straighter, but Gordon said that because there was water spraying in his eyes so he had to close them, it wasn’t as scary.
Seven Peaks was awesome.