My wife and I have gone on two cruises together now (she's been on many more, but I've only been on these two), one through the Caribbean and the other to the Mexican Riviera. On these cruises, we bought shore excursions for zip-lining, which was another first for me! It was so freeing gliding through the air between posts, several times hundreds of feet in the air. I am quite fond of heights and speed, so the experiences were everything I could have hoped for. My biggest problem was sometimes going faster than recommended and landing too hard at the far end. I wasn't worried about hurting myself, but I didn't want to accidentally kick the guy helping us through the course.
The zip-line adventure we went on in Antigua was located deep in the rainforest, beautiful scenery for soaring through the air, gliding from tree posts and hiking through the forest. This was my first experience. It sucked that you couldn't take pictures because they had a photographer and wanted you to buy their pictures. That's how they get you! And you have to buy at least one.
At our stop in Cabo, we were driven out into the desert for about an hour and zipped over rocky canyons. And it was hot! But we were given ice cold water backpacks. Also, the fun thing with that adventure tour was that besides zip-lining, it had rock climbing, a hanging bridge, and repelling. And the final line started at the highest point and extended a third of a mile!
I can't wait until Gwendolyn is old enough, so my wife and I can take
her. I'm sure zip-lining will make for great family bonding time.
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