Sometimes in the good news business, it can be hard to find some time off. With four sites covering three counties, and an abundance of stories to tell, finding the time to get away for a couple hours, let alone a full day, can be difficult. That's why I was so excited when my wife and I could both take a random day off together during the week in the middle of the holiday season.
We debated a few ideas - ice skating in Chicago? A hike along Lake Michigan? We were looking to do something we hadn’t done before and JAK’s Warehouse popped into her head for a day of fun. So off we went!
After lunch, we headed out to JAK’s to see what all they had to offer for adults. We each got an Unlimited Play Band, which gave us each four hours of unlimited access to all of the rides, games, and everything else. So we took advantage of it all.
We started out with the go karts, did the laser maze (I’m not flexible!), rode the bumper cars (many, many times), and I shot pop-a-shot for about a half hour (and eventually got 148 points when 150 would have let me reach another level - devastating, I know). Christie even won a giant stuffed fish from one of the giant claw machines! She was able to pay the good day forward by giving it away to a youngster later on in the day. Of course, always accept giant stuffed fishes from random adults, kids.
The Sky Trail was my personal favorite attraction -- it’s definitely as unique of a way to have fun indoors as possible in Northwest Indiana. There are three levels of tightropes and you’re strapped in to a guide so you don’t fall, but it still gives you a feeling that you need to make every step count. I made it up to the third level, looked around and saw the sea of fun around me - it's crazy how much this warehouse has to offer people of all ages.
All in all it was a fun day with the missus, and it will be one we'll be happy to repeat, if only to jump back in the bumper cars another half dozen times.
Adults: if you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, or you’re looking to impress that special someone with a unique date afternoon or night, check out JAK’s Warehouse!