After a short course in safety & a practice run about 3 feet of the ground, we set off on the first course. Here is Alex getting ready for his first zip line. I am really proud of him because he is quite afraid of heights.
Erika made the whole thing look easy, you can see me in the background starting on another zip line.
Here Erika, Alex, Adam and I are working our way through Course #2.
Skateboarding through the trees was way more fun than skateboarding on the ground.
Obstacle course #3 was quite the challenge. These suspended bars were not steady at all but swung and wobbled all over the place. Olivia looks like she is just zipping across these, but in reality it took a good while, with some panic thrown in. I was covered in sweat after these and I had to check to see if my arms were still with me.
Shortly thereafter we encountered this...
Actually, Olivia and I were there first, but just could not get across, so when Adam got there, he demonstrated and we followed.
The a slight misshap - I say slight, I am sure Adam felt differently.
While swinging across the treetops a la Tarzan, the saftey rope was caught between Adams legs, and brought him to an abrupt halt in mid-air. After giving a not so Tarzan-like yelp, due to the sensitive location of the rope, his faithful sister reeled him back in.
He needed a bit of time to recover, but finished the course and went on to conquer the expert course.
BTW, that Tarzan swing was almost too much. Although, my arms are used to the rigors of almost daily stitching, they were in no way prepared to haul my body weight from tree to tree on a rope.
Here is Erika giving her audience a dazzling smile.
Now that my arms and legs felt like noodles, I decided to skip the expert course - thank goodness. Alex & Erika kept me company. My DH said it was one of the hardest things he has done... and it was really high ( I too have a bit of thing about heights).
Here is Adam climbing up the rock wall - note the height, and Olivia starting the longest zip line
Here we are at the end of our adventure. It was so much fun, but I don't have to tell you how many of my muscles are sore today!
I did a great deal of work towards organizing my stash - I spent several days on my fibers.
I now have a database of most of my stash - I have found a number of chart doubles ( very aggravating) and charts missing that I could have sworn I had... but I am almost done with the whole process, which should eliminate at least the doubling of charts... those missing charts will remain a mystery.
I also sat down these last two days and hit the ATS cloud hard and am happy to report ( to the tune of "The witch is dead" from Wizard of Oz : "Ding, dong the cloud is done, the cloud is done, the cloud is done, ding dong the boring cloud is dooooone!"
That wraps up last week with the exception of the lovely giveaway I won, but more on that next time. Hope all of you had a lovely Independence Day weekend.