Monday, September 12, 2011

Reading & Roller Coasters

In honor of National Literacy Month, our family combined two of our favorite past times: reading & roller coasters.

This past Saturday (September 10, 2011) at Valleyfair, Minnesota's largest amusement park, we were invited to participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record(TM) for Most Adults Reading to Children at One Time and One Location. The record to beat was 347 adults.

Starting shortly after 11:00 a.m. 360 adults read to 360+ children, all from the same book, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz, for five straight minutes. Being we were located in the Planet Snoopy area of Valleyfair, the book was a perfect choice.

And voila! we're in the record books.

Then we got to ride the roller coasters.

Ahhh, reading & roller coasters ... can you think of a better combination of fun?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how fun! Although me and roller coasters don't mix well, what a fun way to break a record!