Saturday, July 31, 2010

Zippity do dah

It is not that I am afraid of heights.

But I was scared to climb this pole.

It was easy.

I wanted to jump right off like Morgan

and Kathi.

But I whimped out.

The view was beautiful.

I was flying—such fun—until . . .

I started worrying about the dismount.

“Easy. . .
No problem," I was told.

“Just run up the hill.”

“Nope, no one has ever broken a leg.”

But then, came the part that had me nervous.

“You may need to run backwards.”


“You’ll see. It is no problem.”

And guess who came in backwards.

No graceful running up the hill like RaeJean.

I was hoping for something like Chariots of Fire.

But no broken leg either.

I am thankful that part was right.


Rebecca said...

What next? There are just SOME things I KNOW I could never do -- and this is one of them. Congratulations. You are amazing!

Donna's Book Nook said...

This looks way more scary than the one at Miracle Camp! I applaud your sense of adventure!

Diana said...

Oh Brenda you are such an adventurer! I'm afraid my knees wouldn't handle that! It sure looked like fun! Love Di ♥

Dee said...

OHHHHH MYYYYY! You are very brave!

Wanda..... said...

Brenda, seems you did something else very daring one time...but I forget what it was...You are brave!
I wish we had a small one between our hills.

Brenda said...

Yes, Wanda, I am sure that you have a great place to put up a zipline. Be careful though, I remember that Billy Graham's wife, Ruth, and her grandchildren put up a zipline and she insisted on trying it before allowing the children to try it. It did not hold her and she suffered pain from that injury the rest of her life. I did it at the YMCA of the Rockies and was confident that it was tested and safe. I would very much like to do a zipline tour in Costa Rica or Dominican Republic where the groups do 10-15 ziplines over the mountains and jungles. That sounds really fantastic--although, I would need to be convinced that it was safe and there had been no injuries at all. :-)