As they were strapping on the harness, I said to myself, “What was I thinking?” The kids really wanted to do the ropes course at the Mall of America. Bob was pooped and wanted to sit this one out, so okay, I’m game. I am actually not too afraid of heights. I’ve been up in lots of small planes and even went on the new zip line at the Wisconsin Dells last year. I can do this, no problem! So, up I went. There are 4 levels and it gets more intense the higher you go. One girl started crying and turned back within minutes, maybe I should have too! Easy does it! I carefully maneuvered myself through the course of bridges, steps, and high wires. At one point I passed a very pale faced guy in his twenties who told me he didn’t think he’d be going skydiving anytime soon. I laughed and kept climbing. All the way to the top to walk the plank and sound the foghorn. I did it! The kids couldn’t believe it! Ireland said to me after we were all done, “Wow, mom! I didn’t know you were such a dare devil!” Yep, that’s me! NOT! Then I read that this was the tallest rope course in the world and 56 feet high. I’m sure glad I didn’t know that while I was up there! Have you done this? Would you try?
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