Saturday, July 17, 2010

Big Island Eco Adventures

I know you've all (both of you) been on pins and needles wondering why I haven't finished writing about our Big Island trip. Well, my computer picked a most inopportune time to wig out on me and I couldn't upload any photos or videos. Now, all is well, and I'm going to talk about ziplining until you are sick of hearing about it.

It was hands down the most exciting thing I've ever done.

You have to start with getting all your gear on. Fortunately, you are not required to hold on to the zipline in order to keep from falling. You are strapped in quite securely and hooked on to the line so you don't fall. No major muscle groups required.

They give you cool helmets with names on them. Katie was "Princess", Emily was "Turbo", Ben was "Spaz", I was "Honey", and Kerry was "Tunderfoot". No, I did not spell that wrong.

I did feel like he should have bought me dinner after this.

We rode in an enormous Humvee for 30 minutes to get to the start of the zipline. Our guides made it as exciting as possible. We went very fast, over hills, through puddles, zig-zagging across the road.

The kids thought it was better than a roller coaster ride. I would have enjoyed it more, but the mama in me kept thinking, "We are not on a rail! We could actually slide off the road or flip over!" It's hard to turn off the mama part of your brain sometimes.

Here is a clip of some of our ride up the mountain.

It did rain on us a little on the way up but everyone enjoyed it. How often do you get to ride in a vehicle with the top down while it's raining? Never. That's how often.

We're rebels and we'll never ever be any good.

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