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I’m not the most adventurous person. There. I said it. And I think the biggest reason for this is because I have a fear of heights and a fear of falling. I can handle roller coasters with 100 loops and corkscrews, but put a big drop on it and you can forget about me even getting in line! I’m not sure where I picked up this phobia (I wish I had someone to blame, actually) but nonetheless it is what it is.
Can you imagine my feelings when my husband *suggested* we go on a zipline tour in Antigua during our cruise there 2 years ago? Apparently it was one of the longest, tallest ones in the Caribbean and for an adrenaline junkie like my husband, I am sure it sounded fantastic… but for a cautious optimist like myself, it was less than exciting. Does Antigua have safety rules, and if so, are they enforced? How could I be sure the zip lines were installed properly and wouldn’t snap while I was swinging across the trees like Tarzan? I wanted to tell my husband to take a hike (except I also hate hiking and he would probably want me to go with him!) but instead I put on my big girl panties and we headed to the mountains of Antigua…
…and we had a blast!!! My only complaint was they wouldn’t let you take your camera on the course so I don’t have pictures to capture the moment! But I would’ve probably dropped the camera anyway, so I guess it was a good safety rule to implement! And hey, they do have safety rules after all- comforting!