What it’s like to try the Luge when you are not an Olympic Athlete


What it's like to try the luge when you are not an Olympic athlete

I love when plans work out for a spontaneous adventure. My friend was already coming to town, so I just offered her  the “choose your own adventure” option for her visit.  Try the luge, cross country skiing or attend an ice sculpture festival.  I was sooo excited that she wanted to try the luge too.  The weekend we went was the first time the track had been open all winter due to lack of snow.  This was a Christmas gift I’ve been impatiently waiting to use.

I had tried the wheeled luge track with my kids this past summer and I knew I wanted to come back to try the winter one.

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The Adventure List Made Simple


Check out my adventure list so far and get inspired to try something new too!

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Classes I’ve tried


Square dancing

Family Circus class

Hula hoop class

Aerial silks and hoop class

Hot yoga

Good Form Running

Laughing Yoga

Belly Dancing 



Winter Activities

Luge winter track


Driving a dog sled

Intro to curling

Moms Hockey


On, In and Under Water

Stand up paddleboarding SUP

Guided Fly Fishing

Underwater Hockey


Inside Fun

Indoor trampoline arena

Indoor rock climbing

Indoor Segway Ride

Attending a Roller Derby

Participating in Roller Derby Practice

Indoor rock climbing


Outdoor Fun


Luge summer track

Picking blueberries

Police Ridealong

Zombie Walk

Flash Mob

Becoming a Guiness Book of world Record Holder

U2 Concert

Shakespeare in the Park

Working with a community garden


TV Shows

Tv show extra for Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conqueror”

Live taping of The Oprah Windfrey show with the cast of The View



Sprint Triathlon

Mud Run

Color Run



Group teambuilding/ awareness exercises with horses



Mega Deal Destination

Gap Clearance Center (this is not an “outlet”)


Specific Destinations

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Nelis Dutch Village

Heidelberg Project

Garden of Hope

Cincinnati Zoo

John Ball Zoo

Hell, Michigan

University of Cincinnati football stadium (open to the public)

University of Michigan football game

Heartside Art Gallery

Hittsville, USA (Motown Museum)

Rabbit Hash, KY

Greenbrier Hotel, Sulphur Springs, WV (bunker tour)



Tom + Chee

Screams ice cream Hell, Michigan

Culinary School Restaurant lunch

Authentic Amish breakfast


Cool Annual Events

Art Prize


Cultural Event 

La Travita Cincinnati Opera 


Adventure Articles I’ve written for GRkids.com


Tallship ride (Michigan Maritime Museum)

Sleeping on a submarine (USS Silversides Museum)

Sand Dune ride (Saugatuck Dune Rides)

Underwater hockey (Holland Aquatic Center)

Saugatuck Sunset Cruise

Car races (Berlin Raceway)

Train excursion (Coopersville and Marne Railroad)

Cable wake boarding (Placid Wake Park)

Stand up Paddleboarding (Wet Mitten Surf Shop)

Pure Barre exercise class

Windmill Island Garden
















Trying the Luge in the Summer

summer luge

I had been wanting to check out the luge track in Muskegon, Michigan for awhile, so when I heard you that could try a luge track in the summer, I knew this would be fun for the boys and I to try.

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