Chuck E. Cheese
Owasso, OK, is really one of our favorite places to visit. It’s also the home of Derek Spivey – shout out! Owassoans or Owassonians (Owassons?) have been so incredibly warm and welcoming to us every time we’ve rolled through town. This time was no exception. Before we recap our lovely Owasso experience, we can talk about the days leading up to our lovely sojourn to Tulsa’s best kept secret.
The other day, Alex and I joined our friends Ryan and Jenny with their Dallas Ozone event. They had 95 middle schoolers show up at their event at a place called Jumpstreet. If you haven’t heard of Jumpstreet, once you find out what it is, you’ll be as mad as we were that it didn’t exist when we were young and nimble. First of all, Jumpstreet is a trampoline extravaganza… kids’ dream, parents’ nightmare. Thousands of square feet of Olympic-style trampolines cover the floor of Jumpstreet, much to the delight of dozens of hyper-active preteens. Parents- do not be alarmed; there are lifeguards if any one’s jumping gets out of control. It must be easy to stay in control when you get double-jumped by the 200 pound 8th grader walloping about. Anywho, props to Ryan and Jenny hosting such a successful event!
From Dallas, we popped up to South Oklahoma City, to a Lifechurch.tv campus, but not without a quick stop at Chuck E. Cheese. We dominated all of the games, of course, which led to many, many tickets. Will and I had the same idea – an obvious decision – to give all of our tickets to one lucky kid and let him get all the Airheads, Chinese finger traps, temporary tattoos that his little heart desired. But as we looked to collect the tickets from Alex, we found him feverishly feeding our tickets into the redemption machine, which would spit out the final count on a receipt. Needless to say, the kid we gave a measly piece of paper to gave us a funny look. “Here’s receipt for 350 tickets!” Oh well, we tried.
Meanwhile, in Owasso, we had the delight of spending time at the home of Sid and Ken Foster, parents of Pat Golightly, our host at Rejoice Christian School. Sid and Ken were the epitome of hospitality: home-cooked meals left and right, our own rooms (!), Xbox Kinect (!!), genuine conversation and restful nights of sleep. Thanks to them! We will be back next time we come through Tulsa! Our showing at Rejoice went really well and we have to thank Pat Golightly and the staff for such a great turnout and successful event. You guys were so fabulous!
Will and Alex at Rejoice Christian School in Owasso, OK
More after Texas Tech tomorrow!