On the second Monday of every September
, there are a group of us who go to the local ice maker
(yes, they still exist) and get blocks of ice
the size of cinder blocks
We then get a group of thirty to forty kids and take them to the one of the local parks with some huge sledding
What happens next usually draws a big crowd and amazes everyone involved:
- Grab a block of ice.
- Put a folded towel on it.
- Sit down.
- Hang on for your life!
Yes, it's true. We actually took the effort
it one year and we achieved speeds slightly faster on ice blocks on normal grass
It's ninety degrees Fahrenheit
outside and I wouldn't miss tonight's event for all the world.