The Quest of the Four Challenges

Climbing the mountainAlex’s nickname in the states was sometimes “Cruise Director” as he always like to organize different activities. He hasn’t stopped here in Germany. On Saturday, we had several English speaking boys over for The Quest of the Four Challenges. With the help and creativity of his mother, Alex had organized this adventure where each of the 4 “Knights” had to complete four tasks to receive the Star of Courage.

They had to do the following:

  1. Build A Volcano – we used play-dough to make volcano and then used vinegar and baking soda to make it erupt
  2. Fly an Airplane – we used a toy airplane that is loaded on a spring and shot. Each “Knight” had to hit a target with the airplane
  3. Jump off a Cliff – this one had me wondering about our sanity. We rearranged our living room with a mattress in the middle, plied high with pillows and sofa cushions. Each “Knight” then jumped from the back of my big chair onto the “rocks” below.
  4. Climb a Mountain – this one I got suckered into leading. Oh, wait, not suckered – I had the privilage of leading this group of “Knights” up our hill. That is when I realized that I am totally out of shape as they are literally running up the hill. Alex actually came back and took my hand promising that he would help me make it. Ahh, wasn’t that sweet? One thing I did notice is that when you have a bunch of people much lower to the ground than you, they notice a lot more things. Like slugs, grasshoppers, bees, various kinds of sticks, etc.

All in all, it was a lot of fun. Be sure to check out the pictures in the photo album

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