We drove into Gatlinburg (OMG, downtown Gatlinburg was awful--SOOO touristy, and I'll never go again). The kids did one thing there (a ski lift-looking thing, up a mountain) and then we had lunch (Subway). I stopped at a little shop and bought a half-pound of peanut butter fudge (I know, I know! But it was worth it--DELICIOUS!) Then my mom took the kids out for a while so the rest of us could zip-line. We used this company called CLIMB, and according to the reviews, it was fantastic. We got there, met our guides who were very nice and fun, and we suited up (after stepping on a scale!! I didn't ask what I weighed, because I truly didn't want to know. I'm sure it was horrible).
|Jerry and I suited up in our zip gear|
We did 9 jumps total, and then from the last platform, we got to rappel down to the ground (fun!) I had a BLAST and would definitely do it again. The guides we had were fantastic, and I'd recommend that company for anyone visiting near Gatlinburg.
Here are some pictures:
|Just before my first go on the zip-line|
|The gorgeous scenery!|
|Jerry and me|
|My first landing... it was harder than it looks!|
|A "ball up"|
|The "starfish" position|
|I even attempted to go upside down :)|
|At the end, we had to rappel down... it was fun!|
|Jerry, Shawn, Jeanie, Brian, me, and my dad|