Kid’s Day

In the city of Downey, the Saturday before Mother’s Day is known as Kid’s Day. Big event for the city, where they host several thousand elementary school age children in an assortment of fun things. Face painting, pingpong ball in the goldfish bowl toss, the fire department shows off their skills by burning a car (which I failed to get pictures of this year) and putting it out.

This year, as for over a decade now, the Scout Troop ( Troop 441, Downey, CA)I’m associated with put up a Monkey Bridge. What’s a Monkey Bridge you ask? It’s just a piece of rope that you walk on.

Monkey Bridge

How is something like this built? With poles, line and a few lashings

This year, some of the smallest people across the bridge had a hard time holding onto the hand holds

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