Thursday, September 18, 2014

soap box derby camp

Ever since we moved to this neighborhood, we would watch for weeks in the summer as boys and girls would gather to design, hammer, build, bend, paint, decorate and test out the soap box race cars they built themselves. Then every September they would close the street and there would be a race down 17th Street.

This Spring, Jackson was finally old enough to participate.

He went for a week over the summer, and was so psyched to learn how to use power tools, saws, hammers, take trips to the hardware store, and choose his paint colors. He loved the actual race, even though Jon had to run next to him and push him when he ran out of speed.

Here is an article in the New York Times about this year's race.

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