The peeps!

The peeps!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Zippity Do Dah Zippity Yah! My oh My what a wonderful day!!!

Well after the painful day we spent on Wednesday biking and hiking, my man is now officially Day Trip Plan President! Yesterday morning we got up and went rafting down the Pigeon River. It was great. Baby Girl had never done it and she thought it was a blast. She even manned the front of the raft for us. Then came.......... I can hardly say it.......... It was the most fun thing I have ever done in my life...................... We ZIP LINED!!!!!! I am a fanatic now. I mean seriously, I want to travel everywhere there is a zip line and fly like the wind, I want to quit my job and become a zip line instructor ( I mean I have a whole day of experience) I want my man to build me a zip line. IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!! I hope you get that I liked it. I was a tad nervous. I saw an episode of Amazing Race where this husband couldn't get across the zip line and got stuck and had to be retrieved and I kept thinking that is going to be me. I need to clarify where we zipped. (That sounds so cool!) Everywhere in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge there are these carnival type zip lines up for people to do. One zip from this platform to over there and that is it. When we booked our trip to raft we were told about this place. It is way way off the beaten path. High up in the mountains on a 150 acre farm. A retired businessman from the area traveled to Alaska a few years ago and zipped, loved it and built one on his farm. It was a gorgeous place. Eight zip lines total. The first couple were training ones to build your confidence and then the rest were from 650 - 1500 feet in length. About 250- 300 ft. in the air. Zipping through canopies of gorgeous hardwoods and seeing creeks flow underneath you and the skyline of the Smokies.
Our instructors were so great. Took their time with you and really boosted your confidence. The only way I know to conquer my fear is to just jump right into something. So when they said who wants to go first I stepped up. I screamed and squealed the whole time it was so much fun.

We got there a little early so we could eat first. As I watched other people screaming through the tops of the trees I thought, " I have lost my mind." But these two faces were so excited and I did not want them thinking I was a weenie.

This is Jon coming in. He loved it too. I think he might build me one. I mean we know nothing about trees or lines or anything, but what difference does that make. Aren't the trees gorgeous?
Baby girl coming in. She wasn't feeling totally up to snuff yesterday afternoon, but she is such a trooper. She will do anything. I am so proud of her.

HeeHee!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell how much fun I am having? It was so great, I want to go back right now.

Look at the view behind us!! God is the master artist isn't He?

What a great, great day we had. Today is our last day and we are taking it easy. Going to do a little outlet mall shopping and some souvenir shopping for some little grandpeeps I am missing a whole bunch. We have had such fun but we sure have missed our other kids being with us. We keep talking about how much they would be enjoying different things we have done- well no one said they would have liked my hike.
Maybe I can talk them into a little zipping today.........................................


  1. That sounds like so much fun! We are finally back home and I'm so glad to be here. Love you, maybe we can get together this week.

  2. Can't wait to hear all about your trip when we get home!! Miss you :)

  3. How fun! I'm too big of a chicken to zipline, but it's fun living through your excitement!