For years I’ve been wanting to go to Brownstone Park in Portland.  I’m not entirely sure why.  I’ve heard it was all water adventures activities—wakeboarding, zip lining into the water, and waterslides into the water.    My problem is that I want to do all that stuff.  It sounds like so much fun, but I am deathly afraid of heights, zip lines and free falling.  Still I wanted to get there.
So last Friday Matt, and a good friend of mine (Amy from our dog sledding trip) went to Brownstone.  I had a wonderful time and this is a great family day trip during the summer if your kids like water and fun rides.  It’s a little pricey ($28 per person), so maybe you can find a discount on line.  It’s also packed with camps on Thursday and Fridays.  According to Brownstone staffers, Mondays and Tuesdays are the best days with the shortest lines. 

Basically I just swam around, which is fine with me because it was pretty hot out.  After doing one short slide that didn’t involve a free fall, I’d had my fill of adventure and was happy to watch Matt and Amy do everything.  On my way down the slide, I screamed like a little girl, which is unfair because a little girl went a few before me and didn’t scream.  This slide would NOT be considered scary to most people.

I’d go back and hopefully, one day, I’ll build up the courage to zip line into the water.

Note: If you plan on zip lining and you are a woman, try a one piece bathing suit.  When women didn’t hold onto their bottoms, they had a tendency to reveal parts they may not have wanted when they hit the water.