Monday, March 31, 2014

ropes course

first...... i must say happy birthday boxing day to my beloved kelly. okay now the real post.

On Saturday, we had quite the day. My wise mother-in-law saw a steal on groupon to go to Park City on behalf of Kina's birthday! Julie treated us all to the Park City ropes course while she watched the grandkid girls back home. Two 6-month olds and a four-year old! Brave, generous woman and i'm glad all went well on her end because we had such a blast on our excursion.
the crew

ready and safe!

first we zip lined over to the 75 foot free fall tower. 
once you zip lined over the ONLY way to get down was jumping. 
so that's what we did. 
i am not scared of heights. i could walk on a ledge. cartwheel on a cliff. look down from a skyscraper. etc. 
but free-falling with that butterfly sinking feeling in your stomach- it FREAKS me out. 
so because i conquered my fears with this high jump- i think i may even be daring enough to try sky diving from 5000 feet this summer. comparable in my mind. 

Chase was a few baby pounds over the limit so he didn't zip or jump the first time. but he could do the obstacle rope course.
but don't you worry- the second time we did the zip line and jump- they switched shifts/ people sending you over and we begged the new guy to let Chase go and he allowed it! but when chase zipped over to the tower the original nay-sayer was there to receive him and said "how did you get over here?" hahaha well.... he had to jump now that he was over there! plan perfected. 
and i jumped before him bc i thought if his line breaks and he dies- i at least want to see him alive as long as possible and get my final view of my living husband. i was feeling morbid.
but alas we all survived and we had an awesome time!!!!!

Ciara jumped first and they actually let Chad push her off the deck. Ciara requested it bc she knew she didn't have the courage to make herself jump off. 
you can imagine the resistance from ciara and chad's all-to-eager-forceful push. there was a bit of a whiplash. luckily she made it safely (if you count swearing like a sailor on her fall down safe.....)

quite concerned about my instructions
this sums it up. excited while faking it. 

we survived!
the kid shot.
then we had an awesome time on the ropes course and obstacling around. 
we first did the "easy" course which i quite enjoyed and if i ever go back i'll stay at that level. 
the advanced course was a bit of a struggle (all the struggling pics come from that course.)
i had the camera so my struggles aren't documented.
and i admit my abs were sore the next day and i still feel it slightly today.

hahaha photobombing. 
the harnesses were very snug. 
as you can see- these pics are of the easier course. 


and the not so easy course. but still such a blast:


i seriously think this is one of my fav anderson fam adventures. you could do everything unlimited from 1-5 pm! Amazing activity. Thank you thank you thank you Julie (and Dave's wallet, too, i suppose ;)!!!!)

it's crazy bc it was only $15/person for all that for four hours. you think of how much you spend money on other things and mundane repetitive activities. this was such a unique, fun, day-filling activity! i'm looking out for this coupon and deal again!! i highly recommend it. reviewed by me: 5 stars. 

1 comment:

Kerri Andersen said...

oh my gosh SO FUN! I'm way jealous....you are SO lucky you have a grandma close by. Thats the only way id ever be able to go do something like that is if my mom or jeff's was here to watch jane. that was so nice of her!! glad you guys had fun :)