Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Date 167 - Hops & Robbers!

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Type: Travel
Cost: $$
Planned By: The Esters and Labatt

Adam and I joined the Esters in the Labatt Games in Erie, PA! We went with the team name Hops & Robbers and dressed the part. We arrived at Liberty Park in Erie around 1PM to sign in. Soon after we started the games.
There were five physical competitions - Human Bowling, Roller Dash, Over-sized Slingshot, Keg-O-War and the Undomesticated Challenge.

We started out with Roller Dash which was a lot like the game Hungry Hungry Hippos. We each took turns being pushed in to the ball pit area and scooping up as many as we could. Our team did pretty well overall.

Next we did the Undomesticated Challenge which was a relay event. To start the whole team put together a puzzle, then one by one we had to spin around a bat three times, throw a bag in a giant cornhole board, jump over a bar in to a foam pit, army crawl under a net and slip and slide through the finish line. Our team did really well and had no penalties!
Our third event was Human Bowling. I was terrified of falling out of that thing and I kind of did. It was fun but I'm not looking forward to the next time I may find myself in one.
Next, we did the over-sized slingshot. Eric dominated this event for us and brought our total up!
Our last event was the Keg-O-War which entailed us running up or down a hill with a keg and varying weights on a sled. It was harder than it looked!

In a surprising turn of events...
WE WON!!!!!!!
Even a month later I still can't believe we beat 22 other teams! We went in with low expectations and somehow took home those trophies!!

I can't wait to participate again next year!
Disclaimer: some of these photos were taken by Labatt.
You can also see us towards the end of this video.