Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ziplining

I did something crazy a few weeks ago with my son D, his girl K and some of their friends. After an hour drive south of home, we met at Meramec Caverns for some high flying fun. we went ziplining, it was exhilarating. The worst part was climbing up the towers to get high enough.
i'm getting suited up with the body harness, something you want when you are 80-100 feet off the ground.
getting ready to take off on the fastest of the 5 lines. we went about 50 miles an hour and it was so fast it was over before you realized it
waiting for the rest of the group
coming into the last tower, this one was 1200 feet long and you had time to take in the scenery
we had lunch inside the caverns at a nice restaurant and wandered around the little museum they have at the entrance to the cave. this is an iron boat found buried under mud in the Meramec river close to the caves. it weighed 400 pounds and possibly was used to deliver gunpowder down river to the Union troops during the Civil War
The Meramec caverns are reported to be a hideout of the outlaw Jesse James in the early 1870's because it was big enough for his men and horses
some of the fall color on the bluffs

2 comments:

Molly said...

You daredevil you! Looks like fun!

patty said...

Molly, ziplining was awesome! I had such a great time, can't wait to do it again. Every once in a while you have to do something to get the old heart beating faster.