March 19, 2012
On Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, we (Benton, Carson, my Uncle John, and I) headed to the U.S. National Whitewater Center on the outskirts of Charlotte. It’s an impressive complex, made a bit surreal by the dying of the water green in honor of St. Paddy (and more surreal by the fact that I combined three images in an HDR process):
There are a number of activities at the center, so I’m going to break this up into three separate posts. We started off at the rock wall (in the picture above over on the right edge — the light brown, lopsided tower thingy), where Julie and the boys both took multiple turns on multiple difficulty levels.
Carson, Julie, and Benton all on the wall at once:
Carson at the top of the wall:
Julie close to the peak of her comfort level:
Overall, Carson gave the experience a thumbs-up: