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Zip Lining, River Rafting and Other Adventures

The first week of August M began his one month non compete leave and being the planners that we.. I am, we had a certain set expectations of what this month was to be.. we wanted to have fun, we wanted to relax, we wanted to get back on top of things with our list of never ending errands, we wanted to spend some time with family.. we wanted to spend some time without the kids.. just us.. we needed some adult time.. and now weeks after M has gone back to work and we are back to our regular routines I can look back and saw that we had a kick ass month that lived up to everything we had hoped to get out of it and more!

We kicked it off with a trip to the Poconos with my brother and sister in law, leaving the kids at home with grandparents. I signed us up for a Zip Lining 3 Hour Adventure Course at the Skytop Lodge in the Poconos. This was the first time any of us had zip lined and it was awesome.. the course itself was crazy awesome.. there was four levels of obstacles.. perfect way to start the month.. now some horrible seriously unflattering pictures.. because it is not easy to take pictures nor recommended while 50ft up in the air trying to balance your self on a dangling rope, spinning log and swinging planks.. crazy I tell you!!






A few days later we joined some 50 or more friends to celebrate a fellow friend's birthday with a family friendly day on the water. H was too little so he spent the day at home with his grand parents while M, D and I headed back up to the Poconos for some river rafting..





Our last adventure was a trip to Six Flags.. the old man and I haven't been on this many roller coasters in one day in a long time.. with kids you get more used to the tea cups etc.. and sometimes when we have parents with us we may squeeze in a more thrilling ride here or there.. but 9 in a day.. I can not remember the last time.. We left the kids with the grandparents.. thank god for awesome grandparents and hit the park with my brother and sister in law.


It was thrilling, stomach churning fun.. so much so that I dropped my phone on one the rides.. and not just any ride.. the insane Kingda Ka.. it reaches the height of 456 feet and you can not pay me to get back on that thing.. well maybe you can but you get the idea. And as if that wasn't bad enough M had to run off the 8th ride the moment it ended to throw up!

And with that our adventures came to an end.. this August ranks pretty high up, may just be one of the best August's ever.. next August has some tough competition.


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22 comments:

Jennifer Hays said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! I've never tried zip-lining and I think I might be scared of it, but it looks really fun. I'm so glad you had a chance to get away without the boys, it must have felt great. It's so good for parents to be able to do that now and then. It sounds like the rides at Six Flags are pretty crazy! I'm such a scaredy cat. I've only been on one roller-coaster and it was one of those old fashioned wooden ones, at Knoebels in PA. Have you ever been there? The kids would love that place. Thanks for sharing your month of fun, it really looks great! Hope you have a good week, Hena.

sugarlens said...

So many fun outings! And yes, grandparents are great for babysitting. Free and reliable :) One of these days, I would like to go to Poconos. I know there is a GWL, but what else is there? Is there a resort and you just go there to relax and do outdoor activities? Is there a hotel that you recommend?

Sharon said...

Well, you two look pretty brave to me, and it looks like you had a huge amount of fun! (I swore off amusement park rides many years ago, possibly after that Six Flags trip with all the nieces and nephews.)

jackie jade said...

wow you had such a fun and exciting month! i've never done zip lining - looks fun but a little scary haha.

Emmylou said...

What an awesome adventure:)

Stefanie said...

You two are so adventurous! That zip line course looks really cool to go through. I've learned it's good to have lots of ppl in the raft as it's so big. The four of us had tried at Lake Tahoe and that was just silly, lost an oar, etc.

Memories for Life said...

What a fun way to end the summer! Sounds like you really packed a lot of fun into a short time :) Great pics!

2justByou said...

Oh my gosh...It's been quite some time since I've been able to visit your blog, and you've made so many changes. I love your new look!
I also love this blog post. I've never been zip lining OR rafting, but it looks really fun. Maybe some day I'll be able to give it a try. =0)

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Wow! It looks like you made the most of your month. Fun times!

Veronica Lee said...

Cool! My boys would love to zip-line! Rodney tried it before and loved it. We call it Flying Fox over here. Awesome captures as always.

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Elle Sees said...

so glad you guys had fun!

Frannie Pantz said...

So impressed that you got the pictures that you did! Looks and sounds like fun but SO SCARY!!!

Claire said...

What a fun adventure!

God bless,
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karen said...

aren't you all adventurous! The only ride I would venture on would be the train or the carousel... Looks like you all had FUN!!

Loulou said...

Wow, you guys have had some fun times! Good for you. I went river rafting once and totally loved the experience. It's such a good time, right?!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh how much fun, it looks like you guys had a great time!

Gabrielle said...

This looks like so, so much fun - I've never tried anything like this, at least not in many years! :)

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Susannah said...

Oh wow! Looks like so much fun!!!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I've never gone zip lining, but it looks like fun :)

Sybil said...

zip lining is fun!! :D

Have a great day!
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