Sunday, August 23, 2015

Go Ape!

Yes, I know this is a ton of photos.  This isn't even all of them!

It was just so much fun I can't find many pictures that I don't want on here!

Ben got here last night.  Emily leaves for college tomorrow.

Today is our last day with all five of us for who knows how long?

So we decided to make sure it was a memorable day and we went to a zip line/tree top adventure!

 This is us getting ready to start the course.

 The first course and zip line are very low.  You learn how to hook yourself up to the lines while you aren't worried about falling.

 We had to walk across a tightrope in this area but because it was low, it didn't feel scary.

 The instructors hook you up in your harness, teach you the safety rules and then leave you after the first level.

 We were all hooked to the cables by two separate lines on our harnesses.

 So even if one failed, the other would hold you.

 There's very little chance of injury if you just follow all the safety rules.

 It still FELT scary in some of the areas.

 We had to climb up rope ladders to get to each course.

 And some of them were pretty tricky!

 You just have to remind yourself a LOT that you can not fall.

And then double check your harness!

 I was worried that I would be too old for this, but most of it wasn't too difficult.

The hardest part was climbing those rope ladders.

That's hard on the arms!

 The second hardest part is making yourself step off a very high platform.

 Ben, of course, was like a monkey through the whole thing.

 We got pretty good at hooking ourselves to the cables.  At first you feel really anxious about being able to do it.  After a while, you barely even think about it.

Afterwards, we intended to go to lunch, but we were so sweaty we could smell ourselves!

We ended up going home for lunch instead!

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