Here's some photos of the huge slip-n-slide that so many kids enjoyed at the big party at my apartments last weekend. It had red stripes around the sides. It's a combination bounce house/water toy. The lady who was running it would say, "Go!" and the kids would run as fast as they could, then leap forward, onto their bellies, and slide all the way to the other end.
They'd come out the other end, then run as fast as they could back to the line, in order to get another turn. The lady tried to keep them spaced apart pretty well, but the bigger boys, these guys were about 14 or 15, they would jumble together and smash into each other at that end wall. The line was fairly long, but it moved briskly.
Here's a closer shot of a child's face. She has just ended her slide and she's thrilled.
I didn't take a run at the slide, but I'm a big fan of the traditional ones. For more Ruby Tuesday posts, check out the list at the Teach's site, http://www.workofthepoet.blogspot.com/.