A month ago, I had never heard of this winter activity, but of course, it makes perfect sense – and is my type of fun. As a big fan of both leisurely tubing down rivers, and of Slip ‘N Slides when growing up, this promised to combine fun, comfort and extreme speeds. Thanks to Tim, for suggesting this, and for Gwen for going with me! It was just like I expected – and was a great new activity to put on my list.
The place was Liberty Mountain, in Pennsylvania, which took only a little over an 1 1/2 hours to get there from DC (as there was no traffic – another thing I hardly ever get to experience), and the cost was relatively inexpensive ($25). After standing in line a bit, Gwen and I traveled up an automatic ramp with our tubes to the top of the hill (I’m sorry, this part of Liberty Mountain is not a mountain, but it does qualify as a serious hill.)
A little bit more of a wait, until the person tubing before you reaches the base of the hill, and then it’s your turn.
And repeat as fast as you can.
And that’s about it. A nice, simple, but very fun new adventure.