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~The Ultimate Rush ~ The Ultimate Birthday Present~

"The Ultimate Rush" turns out to be "The Ultimate Birthday Present!"

I am still amazed that Alec and Kenna turned 12 on December 30, 2008.  Alec and Kenna are my only two children. Next year they will start middle school. They are defiantly growing up.

A few years back I decided they were getting old enough and they did not need to have a "birthday party" every year. This year was their off year which meant they had to celebrate their birthday with their parents!

We celebrated by going to "The Outback Steak House," their choice, of course. Before we went to dinner they said they had always wanted to go on "The Ultimate Rush" at The Grand Sierra Resort, in Reno, Nevada.

"The Ultimate Rush" combines sky diving, bungee jumping and hang-gliding all in one ride! You are hoisted to the top of a 180 foot skycoaster where the chosen person in your party will "pull" the ripcord. You will then free fall and fly thru the air at over 65 mph. Sounds like quite a rush, doesn't it?

Below are the pictures and a quick video of Alec and Kenna's Ultimate Rush, which by the way, turned out to be the Ultimate Birthday Present!

Alec and Kenna getting geared up and ready to go....Yes, the guys know what they are doing, right?

"O.K. mom, we are ready please stop taking our picture."

They had a blast. Please check out the video, I did not want to bore you with to many pictures.

The Ultimate Rush is located next to The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on the corner of US 395 and Glendale Avenue, 2500 East Second Street, Reno, Nevada. 89595. Call 775-786-7005 for hours of operation.  The cost of the ride is  $25 per person, $10 for each additional ride.

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Terrie Leighton is a Northern Nevada Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Reno – Sparks metro area; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

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Authored By Terrie Leighton. January 2009. Terrie is a licensed real estate agent with Ferrari-Lund Real Estate. The information in this post is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.

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Comment balloon 21 commentsTerrie Leighton • January 04 2009 10:22PM

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I did one of those at Six Flags here in GA.  I screamed like a little girl.  Did I mention I was afraid of hieghts?... still am. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 10 years ago

Oh goodness...not for me...I can't even get on a ferris wheel anymore. lol.

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 10 years ago
Hi Terrie, Are you kidding me? There's no way you'd ever, ever, ever catch me on that thing. Did I mention NEVER?
Posted by Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD REALTOR (RE/MAX Components) almost 10 years ago

Looks like a good time is being had by all. Take care.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

OMG Terrie! How did you stand there and watch??!! I would do it myself, but if I had children I'm not sure that I could watch. Good for you!

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Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 10 years ago

Terrie this sounds like a lot of fun to me! Scary rides, roller coasters...all that kind thing is awesome in my book!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago
Lane ~ I am so proud! Being afraid of heights and yet you chose to be hoisted 180 feet into the air, bravo! Who girls if you screemed like my daughter! LOL Sally ~ I like to say I didn't go on it becuase it cost much...but luckily it cost to much...I would have had my eyes closed the entire time!
Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Lanette ~ It is one scary ride. The crazy thing about this ride is that it is right next to a freeway. When they first opened there were many fender benders slowing to watch.

Bob & Carolin ~ The kids definately had a blast.

Susie ~ They loved it so it was fun watching. I am glad there were together and not with their friends, they actually seemed to be getting along!

Bill ~ A kid at heart! I am not surprised!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

I sure am. I don't want to get old:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago

What a blast they must have had.

I know my little one loves to go on theose puke inducing rides and she has the best time when she does!

Great birthday gift for your little ones.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

Thanks Craig! The youngest child (baby) to go on this ride was 4 years old! Can you imagine! No thanks. Alec and Kenna had been nagging us to go on this thing for years so it was pretty special for them to finally do it! And no one got sick to that was nice as well!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

A four year old on this ride?

I'll report parents for child abuse when they take their kids to McDonalds!!!

This ride is NOT for 4 year olds.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

I agree...but they had the child's picture at the counter for proof! The oldest was a 92 year old man! You wouldn't want to go on the ride after either, would you?

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago
This looks like loads of fun! I bet y'all had a blast! This is the kind of stuff we do to celebrate my daughter's bday!
Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) almost 10 years ago

Renee~ Thanks! They had a blast an were soooo appreciative! I am glad we were there for their first ride...I am sure there will be many more with friends as they get older.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

I would not have been able to be present for that present!  My nerves would have been shot.  What an experience for them!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 10 years ago

Sharon~ You are not a risk taker??? Kids love stuff like this don't they? Thank you for the comment.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

I'll tell you what: That looks terrifying but I would totally do it if I ever got the chance.  I have always wanted to go skydiving and I'm also an adrenaline junkie, so I think I would really dig doing something like that!

Posted by Angela St. John, REALTOR Classic , Properties ~ Gainesville, FL Re (Classic Properties) almost 10 years ago

That first twenty feet after the release is the worst... the cable isn't really taut yet, so it just feel like something broke and you are getting ready to die.  After the cable starts to pull... it is pretty cool.  So, for twenty feet I screamed.  The girlfriend I was with and her daughter just laughed at me.  But I got them to scream in a Jeep  ;^ D

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 10 years ago

Terrie-What a great birthday gift, I don't know if I could watch my 12 year old daughter do this. I bet your kids will never forget the great time they had on their 12th birthday.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) almost 10 years ago

Hey Terrie, what a nice birthday gift!! Did you happen to do it too?? If so I want to see a picture!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

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