One summer, we visited Kansas City’s hub of fun for families, PowerPlay North. Complete with indoor arcade games, laser tag, and a go-kart track, my family and I had unlimited options to keep us busy. Will and I teamed up to race the kids, who, now young teens, were more than eager to compete.
I tightened my helmet strap, gripping the wheel as I gave Will a quick nod. Harry and Claire revved their engines, ready to take us on the track. I almost spun out a few times on a few turns, and stalled my engine more than once.
“Gotta keep up, Mom!” yelled Claire.
With the results tallied, the kids both crushed us on the last lap. Harry and Claire both made it onto their age groups’ leaderboards and were grinning from ear to ear.
“I still haven’t beat my score to this day,” said Harry, now approaching his seventeenth birthday. It was hard to believe how old the kids were getting, with even Claire turning fourteen soon.
As we cleared away the dishes from the dinner table, Will said, “I have an idea for this summer. Let’s do a greatest hits tour with all our favorites.”
The kids immediately chimed in with, "Yeah!" and "Can that include…?"
“Sounds like a plan!” I answered grinning. Clay County has been the source of many family memories and I couldn’t wait to make more.
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