We train so we can play. Luckily, our friends do too!! For example, we went to Coeur d’Alene, ID with our friend Daryl for the 4th of July. We were less interested in the BBQs and fireworks than the other stuff. We spent the afternoon running, cliff jumping, climbing, and practicing tricks both into the water and on a grassy field. This is how we celebrate freedom, the freedom to see an obstacle and to surpass it. The mental preparation and training we had been working on through movement was put to the test as we attempted (and managed) to run up walls, do flips from rocks into the warm lake and string together acrobatic sequences in the grass. It was a lot of fun and no hangover!
The very next weekend, we went back out to play with Daryl and his girlfriend Nicole at another park. We were practicing some parkour moves on the picnic tables, on trees, and the monkey-bar structure. We also got some climbing practice in traversing the rocks around the bathroom hut!! When the world is your playground, wherever you go becomes an opportunity for challenge, fun, and personal growth!
Everywhere we go, we’re scoping out playgrounds. The best one yet was in Coeur d’Alene and Montpelier, ID. They both had equipment and space to do all the things kids (and adult kids) should have the chance to do. See our feelings on this at a previous post The Tragic Decline of American Playground.