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Mar '12

Whose crazy idea was this?!

As I was being strapped onto a cable and pushed over the edge of a small cliff, I couldn’t help but wonder who could have talked me into this.


This being zip lining. 10 zip lines to be exact. And, one of the few people who could have possibly talked me into it….my Mom.

For the past week, we have been lucky enough to be able to travel around Ecuador with my Mom. As soon as she found out that we were going abroad, she was already looking up flight options. She was able to spend the last 10 days travelling with us. While she was here, we spent some time in Quito, went to a cloud forest Eco-Lodge and were able to show her around Banos for a few days. Oh, and of course, the zip lining.

Of the three of us, who would have guessed she was the only one to have gone zip-lining before? There is a place in Colorado where you can zip-line–5 lines for $140. Our price in Ecuador: 10 lines for $10! Many of you know of my fear of heights so only a mother’s love (and a slight bit of competition of being out-done by my mother!) could have convinced me to strap into my harness and climb up a ladder to our first zip-line.

10 zip lines later and I’m hooked. We had the best time. The scenery was beautiful and our guides would stop to show us a small orchid here or an interesting bug there, just before pushing us off onto the next zip line.

After the first couple of lines, Aaron and Mom got a little crazy (ok, crazier than they already are)

Aaron did one upside down and another called the butterfly.

The day that we did the zip lines happened to be Dia de la Mujer (Day of the Woman), so appropriately, my Mom completed the “Super Woman!” After some of the crazy hikes and odd experiences that she didn’t bat an eye at on the rest of the trip, she sure lived up to the name.

Mom had to head back to Colorado on Tuesday and while we were sad to see her go, we have some great memories and experiences with her that are priceless to us.


5 comments to “Whose crazy idea was this?!”

  1. Kelly Burch Says:

    Why is this beginning to sound like a never-ending vacation? ~~jealous~~

  2. Shelley Says:

    Sounds like you’re having lots of fun! Glad you were able to spend time with your mom. Miss you!

  3. Elaine Olson Says:

    Wow Abby, You and Aaron and Sue did some exciting adventures! Did that cause your mom a pinched nerve? Anyway, I’m sure she wouldn’t have traded the fune for anything. Keep up the fun times!
    Aunt Elaine

  4. Kelsey Says:

    Awesome!!! Way to go Sue! Love the pictures, I’m impressed I think I’d have to be pushed off!
    Love to you both!

  5. Abby Says:

    Yes, Kelsey-I was glad that they actually did push you off–Otherwise, I’m not sure I could bring myself to do it! Hope you are well-What are you up to?? Miss you and Love ya!

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