Friday, July 6, 2012

Aqua Zone

With the Olympic Swim Trials in town the past two weeks, we made time to go check out the Aqua Zone exhibits.  We would have loved to go to one of the sessions of the trials, but alas, unlike Michael Phelps' reach to the finish line, the ticket prices were a ways out of our budget's reach.  So, we settled for paying our $8 parking fee and went to the free stuff.  I was impressed with the family-friendliness that wasn't there four years ago.  There were a lot more family activities this time and fewer that catered just to adults or swimmers.
We started with a walk on the blue carpet and a photo op.  (Maybe they'll have better lighting next time.)
Inside, we explored the various booths, some local, some general Olympic-themed, and some sales advertisements.  One of the local news stations showed their green screen technology with souvenir photos.
We tried our hands at the Orowheat prize wheel and came away with 4 loaves of bread, one coupon, 2 lip balms and a water bottle.  Not a bad haul.  I'd say we got our parking fee's worth.
We had fun photo booth shots.

We compared our wingspan to Michael Phelps.
We signed mementos that will go to London for the athletes to see.
Maybe we'll get another chance to come back in four more years.  I sure hope so.

1 comment:

AmieAnn said...

Wow! You are one BUSY lady... I love your kids food artwork.. so cute and I just love how different they all are. The Swim team event looks Amazing!
Thanks for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop.. I am your newest follower~
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus