Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zip line

This past weekend we drove over to Deltona to spend the weekend with the family there. Aunt Diana had invited us over for the weekend, and to treat the kids to the zip line at the Sanford Zoo. I knew they would have a great time, but I had no idea that it was as extensive and amazing as it is. It's a maze of obstacles up in the treetops with zip lines included. It's all within the trees, and it's beautiful. Erin was pretty hesitant at first, and when she got to her first major zip line (the one that goes across the entire parking lot of the zoo) she cried for a few minutes before finally going for it. The complete course took five hours, and everyone was exhausted. They can't wait to go back again. Thank you, Aunt Diana!

**Warning** This post contains a LOT of pictures and videos.
The zip line crew (minus Liz) from l-r: Chance, Gabbi, Sidney, Bren, Sean and Erin.
Erin getting her harness tightened.
During the practice session.
Chance and Bren led the way through the entire course. This was about 20 feet up in the tree.
Erin at the first level, just about 8 feet up.
Bren and Chance getting higher.
Sidney and her best friend, Gabbi.
Sidney on the first line of the day.
Sean crossing one of the obstacles. This was about 35 feet up.

Sean getting ready to come down one of the lines.
Brendan getting ready to come down one of the lower lines.
Erin on her way down one line.
Erin going down the long line across the pond and parking lot.

Erin up above me.

You can watch four of the videos by clicking here, here, here and here. The video of Sean absolutely cracks me up every time. He thought he was going to go into the water.

1 comment:

Mom/Grandma said...

Wow great pictures and looks like great fun but 5 hrs. is a long time,yikes. Love you all.