Wow! Absolutely exhilarating! Need stress relief? This is the place for you. My darling hubby decided a great way to reconnect after all this kid stuff would be to take a thrill-seeking trip to the Smoky Mountains. This may end up being more of an advertisement than anything! I believe this is a MUST for anyone who likes to get a little adrenaline rush now and then.
Upon arriving, I was feeling those nervous feelings in my gut. You know… the ones that make you wish you didn’t eat that biscuit from Mickie D’s… nuff said. So, I’m pumped up and ready to go. The first zip line was a bit of a learning experience of how to use the brake… a.k.a., your gloved hand. This was a bit of concern to me as we were told if we push the brake too hard… you might end up stuck dangling on the line a couple hundred feet off the ground. Not a good place to be. So, as I await the rest of our group to go through, I nervously make loose “OK” signs with my hand to make sure I can get this brake thing down. And then… it’s my turn. This is no “Wahoo-ey”… more like “GOD HELP ME!!” I’m pushed off and am zipping along. Instant happiness. People waiting on the other side thought the Cheshire cat was coming in on the zip line. And that my friends, is the same smile I had on my face for the next hour and a half.
How did I manage the brake? Forget the brake folks… full throttle ahead…hands, no hands, upside down… just enjoy the ride. We zipped around two miles through the mountains, as my Nate would say, like a squirrel on crack. There were heights up to 250 feet and speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
See and enjoy more pictures on my Facebook page that I have made available for everyone to see. By the way, this is a great family adventure since kids are welcomed!
Thanks to the great guides at Wahoo Zip Lines for a great day!