Red River Gorge Zipline
Our Zipping time was 3:00 p.m. We had to arrive at the main office at 2:30 to fill out waiver forms, weigh in (very discreet--no one sees that but you), and get fitted with a harness and helmet. The helmet is very light and comfortable.
After getting geared up, we got on a small bus that would take us to our first zipping site. We had three guides who were great comedians cracking jokes all the time which really made me feel comfortable and kept my mind off what was coming up. They said our bus driver's name was Dewy (spelled D.U.I.) lol...Honestly, I had to think about that one for a bit--then it finally hit me. Ha! Ha!
When we arrived at the first zip line site, we climbed up a tower to the top where the guides explained every safety detail and how we were to position our bodies. I'll admit, I was a little bit apprehensive before that first jump, but after I launched out into that beautiful, blue sky over the breath-taking, wild scenery of the Red River Gorge's natural beauty--I was hooked for good.
It was a beautiful, exhilarating experience and I highly recommend it!
Explore the Underground
So, I did this today! I stopped by Thrillsville Adventure Park in Slade. They offer aerial adventures and the newest underground adventure. My intention was to schedule a kayak cave tour but a group was about to go and they had room, why not. I signed a waiver and joined a group of 10. I was introduced to our guide and families got in their own vehicles and followed the guide's truck to the cave site. Everyone was given a life jacket and helmet with a headlamp. I cannot stress enough how professional and helpful the tour guides were to every individual. They packed the kayaks down to the water and helped everyone on. My toe never tipped the water (I wish getting in and out of kayaks was always this easy). The cave was cool so I suggest wearing a jacket. The water was so crystal clear I wish I would have brought a bright flashlight to see more in the darkest parts of the cave, and a camera! Not only was this educational but very relaxing. At one point we all turned off our headlamps to experience complete darkness. And this is where I'm going to leave you. This is an experience that one must do to understand. The tour is an hour long and usually cost 49.99 but Thrillsville has a 39.99 special right now.
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