Friday, May 15, 2009

It's the Eucalyptus that Makes It Good

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Idlewild Park received a special delivery this week: 3600 pounds of Eucalyptus! And it's a special breed of Eucalyptus, too--One that grows with a perfectly cut kid-size passageway right through the middle of the trunk. I need to find the scientist who bred this hybrid, because I totally want one for my backyard.

This massive trunk will serve as the base for Idlewild's new Safari Hut play structure. I've posted a number of photos related to this attraction, and by now you may be wondering why a grown woman such as myself is so interested in a children's attraction. Obsess much, Sabrina? Why, yes! But with good reason. Anytime a park is willing to go the extra mile to create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind experience for their guests, it gets my attention. And I can't think of too many other parks (how about none) where you can crawl through the remains of what was once a live tree! That's pretty darn cool. The kids are making out big time on this one.

Visit Idelwild's blog to see even more photos. And take this as a lesson that not all good things that are wooden have to come in the form of a roller coaster!