|L to R: Sheena, me, Lauren|
I should probably preface all this by saying I'm afraid of heights and I'm prone to anxiety attacks very easily. I also don't think stuff through all the way or I'll psych myself out. I'm trying to live a little more, so not thinking is better than going through all the terrible things that could happen. Just trying to let go, ya know what I mean?
Anyway, I chose the left choice, right behind Sheena and Dave. I figured these guys could do it so can I, right? Ummmm, sure. Kelly went down the skybridge, because she is smart, and Lauren went the to the right hand side of the course, which was the tougher one. If there is one thing I learned about Lauren on Sunday, it's that she is fearless and willing to try anything once. I find that incredibly admirable.
|Lauren starting the right side of the course|
|The view from the "other" side. To the right is the "Tarzan" swings.|
Too dramatic? You try being chill 42 feet above ground.
The Tarzan swings.
|Sheena doing what I should have done in the first place|
|Dave on the rolling log, you can see the rope walk up ahead.|
|I almost did a few splits going across these stupid things.|
To which my guide responded, very concerned, mind you, "you physically can't, Nicole?"
"Okay, I may be acting a bit over dramatic right now, I could probably physically do it, but emotionally I cannot. I cannot emotionally do this."
"Well you have no choice, so you have to"
"No I don't"
"Yes you do"
**in the smallest voice I could muster** "Will you come hold my hand please?"
**Sigh** "yes I will come hold your hand"
So Rod, the guide, came across and then helped me to the last platform. Needless to say my nerves were shot and it cemented my status of group wuss, but I'm okay with that. I completed it, even if it wasn't valiantly. Besides, I was ready to do what I came for, which was ziplining.
Tomorrow I'll recap the zip part of the tour, along with some videos!