While in Atlanta, I thought it would be fun to take the girls to Stone Mountain Park. SMP is a wonderful place to visit, and it’s full of activities. I knew they would love this new part of the park:
The Sky Hike Ropes Course:
suspended wooden bridges
leap from one wooden slat to another. (leap?)
Balance on a single rope high above the ground.
Or climb to the top on vertical net bridges.
12 ft high trail for beginners.
24ft high intermediate.
and 40ft high (FOUR stories UP, which is also FOUR stories DOWN!)
*All the while suspended by a
string rope and harness*
When I purchased tickets for the kids, I was told that since Linds was under 16, I also had to partake.
I am terrified of heights, but looking up from the sidewalk, I thought: CAKE-WALK, I can do this.
But, once I was up there, I thought: I will surely need a change of pants. And maybe some cake would help too.
“How many people have fallen and died today?”
none have died, today.
“What happens when I fall?” You will just dangle.
“I am not a good dangler!”
Seems Linds shares my fear of heights. We were sweaty Betty’s as soon as we made our first steps OUT THERE.
Do you see the rope Linds is walking on? Can you see the stress in my face preparing for it?
LoLo loved this. She wanted to go to the top course, but Linds and I wimped out; we did the
sissy lowest level and the intermediate.
This wiped me out, I wished I had taken my ‘One A Day for trapeze artists’ that morning.
It was kinda fun, but I don’t need to ever do it again. Ever.
I have realized that I am not really afraid of heights, it is the falling to my death that scares the pee out of me.