Friday, August 14, 2009

Jamaica - Day Three

The one and only excursion that we did on our trip was on day three. We had heard from several people that zip lining was so much fun and that we had to do it. Well, we did. And we survived to tell about it. The ride up to the top of the mountain was horrifying enough. Then we had to make our way down 9 traverses held on by only a few carabiner clips. Sounds fun, right? It really did turn out to be.

Our group ready to go. Don't we look so attractive in our gear?
This is Ashley on the first of two "surprises" that they had for us. Pretty much straight down. The second surprise? Yep, you guessed it, straight down - don't have pictures of that. We were too busy trying to recover from it.
Here I am on one of the lines. I'm a pro now!
I think this is the only picture we have of Robert on the zip line. He was the photographer most of the time.
Waiting in line for our last traverse. Happy faces!
Going up - only to come down in a few minutes.
We made it to the bottom of the mountain. Safe and sound! And still smiling!
We finished right next to this beautiful river. I had to take a picture or two.
These huge plants are bamboo. We never knew that they grew this tall. Another excursion that interested me was rafting down a calm river on rafts made of bamboo. I can see where they get the long pieces of bamboo now.
After all that fun of climbing, hiking, and pretty much, free falling, we cleaned up and went to dinner at a yummy Italian food restaurant at the resort. This is us on our balcony before dinner.
I forgot to say that Robert also videoed his ride down the last cable on our excursion. If I can figure it out, I'll try to post that soon so you can see what we saw as we were flying through the air.


Kathylou said...

Looks like you had a nice trip.

Jessica said...

Yea for zip-lining in Jamaica! One of my all time favorite things I've ever done. It looks like yall were at a different place than us though. Oh, how I miss Jamaica. Lantz will have to take me back one day. Glad yall did this one!