It’s the first Saturday of a new month, so it’s time for another round of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly blog link-up run by Georgie and me. This month’s entry is hosted by me, so if you would like to participate, you’re more than welcome to join our link-up by submitting your entry with the link-up widget located at the end of this entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you miss from your past! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss. For this month, here’s what I’ve been missing lately!
I am not an athlete. I will be the first to admit that I hate exercise of any sort, and even as a kid I wasn’t very active. However, there was one thing I did like, and it was bouncing around on a trampoline. Now, I’m talking about the gigantic trampoline with a fence around it, not one of those home-use trampolines. There was one of those big ones in my neighbourhood, and the people who ran it charged kids to jump on it. I called them the “trampoline parks”. I don’t remember how much it cost, nor do I remember how much time I was allowed on it. But what I do remember is the thrill and the enjoyment of the activity.
Along with the trampoline park in my neighbourhood, I encountered one in Gwangju, as well. I’d visited my grandmother, who lives in the countryside, and we’d went into the city to visit an uncle. During our visit in the city, we encountered a trampoline park, and my mum allowed me to go on it. I remember this experience occurring around night time, and bouncing around in the dark proved to be a lot of fun.
Now, I no longer see these trampoline parks. This makes me a bit sad, but I understand that there were probably a lot of safety issues with them. I do miss these parks, and I wouldn’t mind going on one of them again as an adult. I suppose if I really wanted to, I could go on a bouncy house, but somehow they don’t feel the same as a trampoline . . .
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We used to have a trampoline in our back yard in Florida and I spent way too much time on it. I remember one time I had a bunch of friends over for a slumber party type deal and we all sprayed Sprite and got really sticky with that thing — it was a nightmare. I also might or might not have several times actually cut my leg on the springs, but in general if you know what you’re doing it’s less likely you’ll mess yourself up~ >D
Yeowch! That sounds super painful. Yeah, when I bounced around on it, I tried to be careful. Lucky for me, I didn’t get any injuries from it!
It was so much fun to jump on a trampoline as a child, I loved it. I never had one at my house, but when I visited anyone that did, I could spend hours there haha. When I was a kid they never had the protection around them, and could be dangerous if you went too close to the edge and got your foot stuck between the tarp and metal. I also remember I visited someone house and they pushed me off the trampoline, thankfully my head just missed cement.. ahh, kids.
O_o Am I the only who never really had any issues with trampoline? Man reading about Drea’s and yours experiences are making me be thankful I never encountered major owies on the bouncing contraption!
Oooooh. I don’t remember there being many ‘safe’ ones when I was a kid, but almost every kid envied whoever had one at home even if they could just jump on it for a few minutes. There is something about bouncing on it that makes it seem like a lot of fun for something simple. Of course, you had to take turns so as not to injure anyone or even yourself.
There are some trampoline parks in Sydney, I think, or at least around Sydney (probably a couple hours drive away). There are a few dedicated ‘jumping parks’ where a massive indoor area is set up to be like a giant jumping castle or something like that. I think they are quite new though, so won’t be going anywhere any time soon. :)
I had to get on a bouncy house a couple of times for work, and I found myself not liking those at all O_o; I guess I don’t feel comfortable with the fact that it’s inflatable, and I’d be worried about it exploding on me!
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Trampoline… I don’t recall ever getting on one! They should have one here but Idk, i think kids are very rowdy here in the Philippines and could have dangerous consequences. And lots of predators here O_O But it does sound fun!
It is fun, or at least when I was a kid I thought it was fun. As an adult, I am not sure if I’d want to jump on one now! LOL
I’ve never been on a trampoline before but it always look amazing and fun! It’s a great way to exercise because you’re having fun in the air and using multiple muscle points to jump/land. I haven’t heard of trampoline parks before- though we have indoor places that does charge people to use the huge trampolines indoors.. Or people just buy huge ones for their back yards! If anything, I’ll give the trampolines out a try before consider buying one (which is a huge huge huge investment) :P.
It’s definitely a huge investment! And it requires a big space to put one! XD That’s another thing to consider! And you’re right about using multiple muscle points when you’re jumping and landing! I hadn’t thought about that before, but it makes total sense!
Oh my goodness, this brings back so many good memories! I don’t think we had anything like a “trampoline park” around here. To find the big trampolines you usually had to go to a gymnastics gym, but my parents bought me a trampoline one summer when I was younger and I cannot tell you how many good summer days and nights my friends and I spent jumping and laughing and just laying around looking at the stars. My parents still have it, but it’s practically falling apart now. I think they just can’t stand to get rid of it because of how much we all used it!
Aw! Thanks for sharing your trampoline history, Becca! I think it’s amazing that your parents bought you one, and you had so much fun with your friends over the year with it! I don’t blame your parents for not wanting to get rid of it! I’m sure it holds many precious memories :D
I’ve never been on a trampoline and I don’t have plans to ever be on one. Honestly, I’m afraid I’d break it. :x
Yeah, as an adult, I feel the same. I’m afraid of breaking it, too, which would be mortifying and painful!
We had a trampline. Haven’t put it up in years. I used to love going on it.
Awesome! I’m glad you were able to have one as a kid! :D
I used to love these as a kid. I went on a trampoline last week though and actually found it quite scary. I can’t bounce that high without getting dizzy now!
If I got over my fear of breaking it, I think if I were to go on it now, I’d probably be super sore the next day! So no thank you on that, haha! XD
I remember playing on trampolines all the time. They were awesome! ^^
They were! As a kid, they were so exciting and fun :)
I would’ve loved to go to a trampoline park! It seems like the kind of thing I’d love as a kid.
I enjoyed jumping on trampolines too! I always pretended I was flying. Back in my old house, we had a small one. It was originally a gift from my dad to my mom because she wanted to use the trampoline for exercise purposes. But we kids ended up playing on it the most. XD
That’s hilarious that your dad got it for your mum, but the kids ended up playing with it the most! :D I can’t remember if I ever pretended I was flying when I jumped on them, but I sure did have fun, that’s for sure!
I wasn’t allowed to jump on trampolines growing up because my mom was worried that I might fracture a bone… (She’s a peds RN so she saw a lot of children getting injured because of the stuff they’d do on trampolines.) But on my 24th birthday, I decided to do something I’ve never done before, so I went to an indoor TRAMPOLINE PARK. It was amazingly fun. I’d do it again if I had the time!
Yay for you going to one as an adult! I bet that was super fun! :D Makes me want to go hunt down one myself, haha! ^^
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