I work at a law firm downtown, and one of the perks that is sometimes offered to employees is free admission to fun activities in the downtown area. Each year, Oklahoma City has what they call Downtown in December, which include a tree lighting, riverboat cruises, ice skating, and numerous other happenings. This year the kids were finally tall enough for us to go to the one event that I’ve been looking forward to for years, the snowtubing. And…even better….it was opened up to only our firm’s employees for two hours, which meant that we got to ride over and over and over.
The slide is set up at the Bricktown Ballpark. There’s a smaller “children’s” slide, but hey – we figured go big, or go home!
It was a brutally cold night, but after climbing the stairs to the top, and then having to carry your tube all the way back around again, we were ready to start shedding clothes after the first couple of rides.
We had an amazing time! It was a spectacular way to kick off the holiday season, and I really hope that my work is given this opportunity again next year. It was great to not only get to hang out with the family in such a fun environment, but also to get to cut loose with co-workers that I normally only get to see in business casual wear, surrounded by stacks of paper:) The only thing we would suggest for next year — hot cocoa! It was the only thing missing. But that’s okay – we got some when we went home. And, of course, the kids were wired for hours:)
Totally worth it.