Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Me Tarzan, You Jane

A couple of weekends ago, we were hiking and came across a ropes course, which I mentioned in a previous post. My husband is SET ON DOING THIS. A year ago, Jon and I went on a canopy tour while we were on our honeymoon in Costa Rica. My husband, the adventurer, thought it would be so much fun to go flying through the top of the trees hundreds of feet from the ground dangling from a single wire! I have to admit, I was TERRIFIED at the beginning, but once we got out there and I realized there really was no real danger, (except for falling several hundreds of feet, plummeting to the ground,) I actually had a GREAT time. I felt like Tarzan or Jane, whoever, just deep in the jungle (rain forest) doing my Tarzan yell. My parents have taken us on our yearly family vacation, every year for over 10 years to Costa Rica and this was the first time I partook in a canopy tour. It took me over 10 years to build the courage to get out there and try it. Here's some of our pictures from that day:




Doesn't that look a little terrifying???

Anyway, this ropes course Jon is interested in is definitely a lot closer to the ground and with this course we actually have to work hard to get through it, unlike the canopy where you just sit back, hang on for dear life and glide through the canopy. I think the ropes course will be a lot of fun, but it looked pretty tough watching it from the ground. At least I won't have to fear for my life!!

Has anyone ever done a ropes course? How was it?

25 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

It looks like so much fun!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I did a ropes course about 2 years ago. It was a TON of fun but a lot of hard work. My arms were pretty sore afterwards for the following days.

Gleatie said...

I LOVED the canopy in tour in Costa Rica and I would do it again in a heart beat! When are y'all doing the ropes course? Deaner wants to do it. It doesn't look too bad!

jen + ryan said...

oh my gosh, that looks like a blast!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

WOW...yes that looks VERY terrifying!!!!! I bet my husband would love it though, lol!

Shannon said...

I've always wanted to do that!!! Maybe one day, I'll have the courage!! I'm SO afraid of heights!

d.a.r. said...

That looks like so much fun!! Z and I want to do that when we go on vacation this year, but we are both scared of heights, haha!

C said...

Looks like SO much fun!! I would totally do that!

katie + bret said...

Looks super fun! I have not personally done a ropes course but my mom does one every year and LOVES it!

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

We did a ropes course last summer and I'm not going to lie, it was intense. So intense actually that I freaked out and had to be professionally rescued. But it was awesome none the less. Well, it was awesome once I had my feet on the ground again. But I think I really freaked out because all my muscles were exhausted and I was borderline heat exhaustion. But so much fun!

Kris Norman said...

I did a canopy tour in Alaska during our honeymoon and it was so much fun! I would love to go to Costa Rica and try it again. I've never done a ropes course, but it sounds like fun! :)

Katie said...

those are great pictures! It looks like a lot of fun once you get past the possibility of falling to y our death haha!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

That looks sooo fun! I've never done a rope course before and had never heard of one until today:) I should maybe do some research! Robert loves anything to do with danger so I'm sure he would love it...Rolls eyeballs:p

New Girl on Post said...

I've never done a ropes course, but it sounds interesting.

Kudos to you if you go do it! I'm not sure I'm that brave. :)

Jane said...

I've never done a ropes course, so unfortunately I can't offer any insight there. I will say though that the canopy tour does indeed look terrifying! :-D

Lindsey said...

You are so brave!!! How fun!

Annie said...

I think that looks like so much fun! I want to try it some day!

Jenny.Lee said...

That looks like so much fun!!! The up close pic of Jon is priceless!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh man, we were in Costa Rica in January and were going to go on the zip line but we ran out of time! Now I regret it!

Chase said...

LOVE This.
I'm a bit jealous. This is awesome. Fully with Jon here. Way to be.

valerie said...

I'm an old lady, but I don't think I would have even done that when I was young. Looks like so much fun, but very scary.
I'm proud of you for doing it though.

J.J. said...

that actually looks like a lot of fun. But then again I am a crazy person...and like to go faster and higher.... a bit of a thrill seeker that way.

That hight ropes course sounds cool too!

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

I was actually a ropes course facilitator in college, and I am terrified of heights! I still had a great time. Totally worth it!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

That would scare the mess out of me!

morewineplease said...

that is so cool! Can I be you for a week?