The fun and games continued at WhirlyBall of Washington. Picture bumper cars, mixed with scoop ball, mixed with basketball. You have to be on high alert because you never know when your car is going to get smashed by an opponent; it could happen when you’re going for the ball, it could happen when you’re taking a shot, it could happen when you least expect it. Yellow car 21 seemed to be taking the brunt of the hits, especially when Trip Leader Karlee was behind the wheel. The taller people in our group seemed to do very well, which could be a result of having a slightly longer arm span to reach out and grab the ball with their scoops. Alli, Nikki, Abby, Lauren, and Amanda dominated on the court. Jake could manipulate his car like none other, and Harrison had a sure fire shot. Karly K. was focused and determined and was able to make long catches from Samuel and Trip Director Trevor. James was loud and in your face. Each 10 minute game was filled with action, penalties, and most importantly laughter. It really was fun for the entire AH-Dos family.
We had a chance to go back to Pike Place Market before dinner which was another neat experience in itself. The streets were quiet compared to the hustle and bustle earlier in the day, and all the vendors were packing up their stalls for the night. This worked in our favour as the group was actually able to make it inside the original Starbucks to pick up some goodies and swag. We made a visit to the famous gum wall which was packed with chewed Orbit, Trident, Extra, and Stride. Amanda, Nikki, and Karly W. were some of the brave ones who got close up to the wall to add their own gum.
We experienced another beautiful sunset atop the Space Needle which illuminated the Seattle skyline. Being 520 feet in the sky was the perfect way to take in the views of the city below. The 360 degree views of the glistening water and distant mountains made for another amazing photo-opportunity. Kennedy looked over in awe, while Isabel and Lindsey captured some “Insta-worthy” selfies. James was super excited about his new purchase at the bottom of the Needle, a mini space laser beam-pew, pew! Our night ended with a spontaneous gymnastics performance by a little girl outside of our bus who flipped and flopped like she was in the Olympics. Our group cheered her on with all our might which probably made her night.