This past weekend we ventured off to an event I first learned about last year – Touch A Truck. In Santa Clarita, it benefits our SCV Senior center with the cost of tickets ($5 for any person that can walk – kids included – but dad’s are free with paying kids!). Last year we planned to go, but that morning Luke woke up with a fever that was reaching 100. No bueno.
It opens at 9am and with brutal temps (it was supposed to be over 100 degrees that Saturday) we arrived about 8:45. We couldn’t purchase our tickets but the kids had a chance to play on some gym equipment that is outside (you know, those structures that are installed in parks to help keep us fit!). Once 9 o’clock rolled around, we bought our tickets and started in.
It’s a funny thing – Luke LOVES trucks. Every time we pass one he shouts out and says what he sees. When the chance came for him to be up close to all of his favorite things – the kid had stage fright. He literally would not go inside any. The only one was that army vehicle. Aubrey, on the other hand, was a curious creature. She even sat in front of our big city bus to take a turn with the wheel!
All of the trucks were stationed around our big park and I am happy to report all had been cleaned. I’ve never seen such sparkly trash trucks!
Look how tiny Luke is compared to this thing!
There were also large inflatable obstacle courses the kids could run through. Aubrey ventured into that. Luke was content walking around with me.
I loved this cutout. so fun.
We managed to hang out for about an hour. It started to get too warm and I was worried for Ryan. His Plagiocephaly helmet doesn’t allow for much of his heat to escape and there wasn’t much of a breeze or shade.
In addition to the trucks sprinkled around Central Park, there were some vendors selling items (jewelry, Thirty-One bags, etc) and also someone doing face painting. But honestly it was too hot for that so Aubrey got an ice cream cone (two scoops!) painted on her arm.
One welcomed site was the Augusta Financial Treat Truck that was passing out ice cream! Aubrey and Luke each picked their own and sat in some shade to eat it all up. I was grateful we had some of Ryan’s baby wipes because that was a big sticky mess!
I know that Touch A Truck is a nation-wide event! So be sure to check with your city and attend! It’s awesome!