Posted by webmaster at 1:24:00 PM | Tuesday, February 17, 2004
We are going on a canopy tour this morning. This is the one thing I did not want to go on. But, because I renegged on the whitewater rafting expedition I had to go on this lovely little adventure. Canopy...sounds fun and relaxing right? The Canopy tour is a set of cables strung between trees a 100+ feet in the air and you glide on the ropes between the trees!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... DID I MENTION I AM AFRAID OF HEIGHTS! So, harnessing myself up, climbing up to the tree tops in the jungle, and gliding on cables dangling above the ground 100' up in the air in a 3rd world country is not my idea of a relaxing vacation! We get to the location and I am scard to death but trying to deal with it in a mature calm fashion (basically kicking , screaming and crying!, LOL) We get harnessed up and start our treck through the jungle and to the tree tops. It was cool the guide was explaining the surrounding vegetation..first up the whine tree! What are the odds of that???!!! Then we looked at a few natural water falls and to the top we went. Of course the whole adventure was cought on video tape for all to watch. The guide explained how to work the rigs and the signs he would give to brake etc...I couldn't understand a fricken word he said...not a good sign! He hooked me up and off I went...what a rush it was really incredible! Well, until I found out we had 6 more to go! On the longest one I got turned around and was goin backwards on the cable...oh joy oh joy! To end the little excursion I repelled 100' down to the ground!!! It was AWESOME!!!! I really had a great time...don't know if I will do it again, but it was fun. OH, and Justin's cable broke and he plumetted to his death...just playing.