Friday, August 06, 2010


You know those dreams when you're flying? That feeling of joyous exhilaration surges through you as you sail above the tree tops. Then you wake up and the blue sky dissipates ... only to be replaced by your droopy blanket.

I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way. You can fly--just like in the dreams.

Yes, I did that with the flying Goat and Lil' OB. Yes, I was a-scairt at the beginning of the day. No, I had never ziplined before.

Peeps, this rocked my face off.

The design of the Navitat Asheville course is sheer brilliance, as is its progression. There's ten zips in all, with the longest at 1,100 feet. The first two zips are gentle. The third is a bit more intimidating, but you have some confidence by then. By the time you get to the zips that traverse tunnel of trees and fly over canyons, you're more than ready for it.

What a kick!

Now get a jar, label it "ZIPLINE!" and start dropping your nickels in. This is one thing you must must must must do. I'll be saving for my next trip right along with you.

Asheville was great--more blogs to follow. In the meantime, I'm off to unpack, do the laundry, go to the grocery and the rest of it.


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Norm said...

My favorite is the *un*zipline, if you know what I mean and I think you do *wiggles eyebrows*

Anonymous said...

"...GOLDERN! Jeremiah. This here Blue Ridge Red is some kickass weed. I jus' seen a person flyin' through the trees..."

"By the way, wha'the heck is a canopy?"


Bill said...

That looks very cool. I'm gonna go find a jar.

Big Mark 243 said...

It is beautiful country up there. Getting lost between Louisville and Charlotte brought me through Asheville.

I am going to take your advice, even if I have to go by myself (though I am sure I can get Nixxie or KT to go with me... might be a plan for next summer!!)

Whitenoise said...

always wanted to try that...

The Fool said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I guess we'll have to start hanging ropes, as Asheville is quite the jaunt. Way cool, Erin.

sleepydog said...

The wife and I did the Zipline at Piholo Ranch in Maui, what an awesome experience. I can't wait to do it again.