Monday, August 10, 2009
Usually it takes a couple glasses of a highly caffeinated energy drink to get me going in the morning. Some people think with envy that I am high on life twenty-four-seven when in reality I am just wired of caffeine. Okay, I am high on life too--but that orange stuff helps. A lot.
Two weeks ago, my friends over at WIRED! in Canton, Texas treated my husband and me to a morning of zip-lining which I have to admit I was afraid to attempt at first. If you don't know what zip-lining is, it is basically hanging from a harness on a wire cable and zipping from one tower to another. Being the pansy that I am I was terrified of having to climb 100 feet in the air and then flying several hundred feet in one direction.
However, the knowledgeable staff and guides at WIRED! made me feel safe and set my worries aside which helped me to have some of the greatest fun I have had for over a year!
The short class before our adventure began taught me proper use and handling of the zip-line. The guides made sure my husband and I were both comfortable steering, braking, and trustful of the harness and cables. Once we were at ease, the guides then led us up this tower where I basically made sure I was last in line so if the cable broke I wouldn't fall to a certain death.
Alas, the cable didn't snap and I gracefully zipped across it where my husband and I both prepared ourselves for the longest zip-line in Texas at 1000 feet.
I closed my eyes. For the first five seconds.
Then I opened my eyes and, feeling like I was completely in control, zipped along to the next tower. I felt like a champion.
As we made our way down to the last cable, I felt like I had empowered myself to a new level. I had reached new heights physically and mentally. I was high on self-esteem and life and WIRED! had helped me get there successfully...without the aid of caffeine.
WIRED! can be easily found 1 mile south of I-20 in Canton, Texas directly across from First Monday Trade Days. For more information about zip-lining or to book your experience at WIRED! check them out on their website at www.ziptheusa.com.
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