We all LOVE rafting! Our guide, Mike, was lots of fun and really made the trip exciting for the kids. We "surfed" by turning our raft around and going upstream into the rapids. My son loved it! He was waterlogged and laughing all at the same time! I'm pretty sure he wanted to fall out of the raft, but no such luck... maybe next time...
Following my daughter on the high ropes course was scary, but I watched her with amazement as she tackled each section of the course. She was determined and strong and graceful. I followed in her footsteps. At one point, she reached a section that is even hard for an adult to stretch too. I heard her say "this is scary" but there she was... all by herself ... 10 feet away... and she figured it out! And to my surprise, once I got up in the air, I was able to get over the height and just enjoy the challenge.
We also went ziplining! My son was so cute and confident on the Mega Zip! Flying through the air is both peaceful and exhilarating! Is that possible? Before our trip, I did not understand why anyone would want to strap themselves into a harness and step off a tower into midair. It sounded a bit crazy. All I know now is that I want to do it again...and soon!
If you are ever near Charlotte, spend a day at the Whitewater Center! There are so many activities that we want to try next time. (Mountain biking, war canoes, eco trekking, etc.) I told my husband that it was the strongest I'd felt in a long time. It felt so good to be able to conquer those challenges!
Back to Ready, Get Set, Go! :)
Here is my list of other outdoor activities:
A walk with my hubby.
A walk/run on a wooded path in our neighborhood.
A bike ride with my daughter.
Bike rides by myself! Now that my kids are back in school, it's easier to go for bike rides in the mornings.
I'll see you again next week! You are welcome to leave note or link to let us now what you are doing for the challenge! Whether you are just starting out or you've been doing this for a while, I'm proud of you! Remember to be daring and try new things!
Ready, Get Set, Go!