A tree-top adventure
Ethan had planned our next stop as a surprise for the boys (and me) and they couldn’t contain their excitement as we headed over to AdventureWorks, a full-on aerial adventure. The Climb, Zip, Swing Tree Top Challenge Course was a high-flying journey to say the least.
After taking the safety lesson and getting harnessed in, we ventured out onto the course, staying on the lower level, where the 14- to 22-foot heights were plenty high enough for me. “Look, Mom, I’m flying!” Alex shouted as he swung from a “grapevine” and soared above my head. I shuddered a little and Ben, who was climbing the cargo net beside me said, “I’m right here, Mom. You’ll be OK.”
“Thanks, bud,” I smiled at him, and my heart melted just a little bit.
We spent the afternoon crossing dangling bridges, swinging from vines and climbing to heights with spectacular views. But the favorite by far was ziplining. Heights aren’t usually my cup of tea, but even I was excited to try it after hearing the peals of laughter coming from my boys as they went before me.
Our guide, Carlos, double-checked my harness and clipped me in. “Just let go and have fun,” he instructed. I stepped off the treehouse platform and felt a rush of adrenaline as I soared like Jane of the Jungle through the trees. Ethan and the boys were waiting for me at the bottom with grins as big as my own.
“That was awesome! Can we do it again?” Alex asked.
“How about we fly even higher?” Ethan teased with a mischievous wink.