Sunday, October 17, 2010

Where do I begin?

For Kels birthday I decided to take him on an adventure.  I heard about zip lining in the redwoods ( and in some weird mood I thought, "This will be fun." 

I rounded up some friends and relatives to go with us, and signed up for the adventure online.  I didn't even need to chat with anyone...just signed up.  I read all of the FAQ's making sure weight challenged, hot flashy women were allowed, and no where did it say we were not allowed, so we were off.

Did I forget to tell you, I don't like to hang in the air?

Well to the adventure.  After the "gals" visited the restroom a number of times, we suited up.  We then waited a while to get our briefing.  Then had a training period where we zip lined about 3 inches off the ground (that was FUN :) ).  Then the zip lining experience began.
As I waited for my first zip line, was I worried about the heights? Was I worried about crossing a wiggly bridge...not too much... what could be on my thoughts?

Why yes, perhaps I was thinking about the little girls room.  Alas, too late.  We were off.

I like to think of myself as the adventurous type.  I would say, that now I realize, I'm more the "This is a good idea, we'd better do it quick before I change my mind type." 

There are a total of six zips.  My first zip I questioned my sanity and had to be my sixth, I was stepping off the platform and actually enjoying it.

We would zip right along and our wonderful guide Michael would catch us.  Justin was great too, but I am glad Michael was our "catcher."  
 I love the redwoods.  They are beautiful.  The platforms we stood on were maybe 3 feet off the base of the tree and surrounded the tree.  At first EVERYONE was "hugging the tree" after a few, we all were more relaxed.
 I will admit that when I arrived at the second platform, I was shaking so badly I wasn't sure I could go on...but I did.
Kel had no problems.  He had a great birthday.
I love this pic of my sister Trish.

This photo is of our group.  We had 8, but one of the girls did not end up going after she got to the first platform. 

Would I do it again?  Absolutely.  I think conquering fears is a great thing.


Diana said...

OMG thats so great but I couldnt do it. I would be to scared. LOL. Diana

Celeste said...

Splendiferous!!! Gold stars for everybody!

Elf said...

You guys all almost have me convinced. I love the group photo!