Saturday, August 8, 2009


Today is our last day in Costa Rica. There were so many wonderful educational and cultural experiences, some of which I will post about in the next few days. We have been busy from early morning till night, but today was our one day where we got to do a purely fun activity, so we went zip-lining through the rain forest. I was scared, but after the first line, I was hooked. Next step, skydiving! Just kidding, dad.

Getting harnessed... a little nervous and excited:
Helmeted and ready to go:
Climbing up with our class:
Here I am flying through the air:

The best part was called the Tarzan Swing. You have to jump off a platform, free fall for about 10 feet, and then you swing through the jungle like Tarzan. It was amazing. Can you spot me soaring amongst the trees?
The adrenaline high we got from the zip-lines lasted throughout the afternoon and into the night.

Getting out of one's comfort zone can be so rewarding. That is one of my greatest lessons of the summer.

(All pictures on this post courtesy of Cassidy. Thanks!)


  1. I am glad you got so much out of your time in Costa Rica and the Zip-lining is something you have to take me on! WOW!

  2. Wow!! I'm jealous, but I'm really glad you had fun. Skydiving is the logical next step. I'm ready.

  3. NO SKYDIVING!!!! Isn't life scary and dangerous enough???