My friends Laura, Courtney, and Chinwe all have birthdays that are right around now, so yesterday there was some surprise birthday fun organized for them by some of my other friends. They knew there was something going on, they just didn’t know what. We started off with a delicious homemade brunch before heading out to SkyZone trampoline park.
If you are unfamiliar with trampoline parks like I was basically they are a bunch of areas composed of trampolines hooked together with the walls also made of trampolines. Although everything is connected there are individual squares to bounce in and you’re not supposed to be in a square with anyone else. There were also separate dodge ball courts and basketball courts that some of my friends went on, but I didn’t.
There was also a big foam pit you could jump into. I used to love doing that when I was a kid and took gymnastics. I didn’t bother doing it yesterday though and maybe I’m glad. One of the people I was with said she was very disappointed. She had always dreamed about doing it because she didn’t take gymnastics as a kid but all her friends who did were always talking about it. It apparently did not live up to her dreams. So maybe it’s best that I just have really good memories of doing it.
You can sign up to jump by the half hour. We signed up for an hour. I don’t know that I’ll ever do it again, but I think 30 minutes would be more than enough. I got bored pretty quickly just standing there jumping up and down. I certainly wouldn’t want to do it without a group of friends.
We of course as a group of adults were outnumbered by about 1000 small children at birthday parties there. Since everyone is in one big area it’s a little confusing because they don’t want adults bouncing next to children so they kept making us move to different areas of the trampoline court so that we were away from the little kids.
I expected to be sore today after all the jumping yesterday. I expected it to be legs that were sore, but surprise they aren’t sore at all. Instead every muscle in my back is like what did you do to me yesterday. I never would have guessed. I’m glad I tried it out, but I’m not sure it’s something I would actively seek out doing again.
It was a fun afternoon with friends. Laura, Chinwe, and Courtney I’m glad you guys were all born.