Not long afterward, we headed to Government Canyon for a free kids' race we had just heard about.
I think it's safe to say that we rocked it.
Lucky for us, there were two heats. Our friends, who had arrived on time, were already racing when we got there. It worked out beautifully, because they won prizes in their heat and we won prizes in ours. No bitter competition among our ambitious children!
First, Isaac came barreling down the trail with some high school kid who was just checking on his brother--Isaac took his competition very seriously and narrowly beat him. I actually thought the kid was helping coach or encourage Isaac, but nope. Isaac was helping himself.
Right afterward came Noah, killing all the rest of the competition for several minutes. He fell at the end from giving it his all. They each got to choose a little creature given from the rangers as a prize, and they had nifty hand-made "medals."
|The 3 winners of the boys' race|