Long before this Kauai trip -- in fact, way back on our last Maui trip -- I decided that the next time we came to Hawaii I needed to go zip-lining. I even added it to my 101 in 1001 list -- #72.
After a rainy Sunday, and more rain in the forecast for Monday we realized that if we wanted to do things, they were just gonna have to happen in the rain. Zip-lining it is!
And you know what? I loved it! I think I had a smile plastered across my face the entire time!
We crossed 9 zip-lines, zig-zagging across a cattle ranch and taking in the beautiful Kauai landscape. Nearly every line ran across or parallel to a stream. And we got to cross this suspension bridge. It was pretty wobbly. So of course, when Scott began walking behind me he had to bounce and shake it up and down. Of course.
He realized that he wasn't capable of walking across without bouncing so he sat down on one of the slats and waited for me to make it to safety. And got his bum all dirty.
It's a pretty cute bum.
Scott's technique involved a run and jump approach.
The thing that surprised me the most in this zip-lining experience was that you don't get that drop-in-your-stomach feeling. I thought for sure there would be one when you stepped off the platform. But it's all very smooth sailing from launch to landing. You can just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
On this zip-line course the big daddy, the finale is a 1200 foot long dual zip line named King Kong. You launch from a 26 foot tall tower and the line goes on forever.
So this zip-line has a camera that takes a series of photos right after launch. Some people choose to hold hands for as long as they can. Others will launch backwards to get their face in the photo, and then you turn around for the rest of the ride. And others could care less about the camera and are solely focused on the race. Because there is a winner and a loser.
I convinced Scott to do the backward launch so we could get a photo and then he would be free to speed down the zip-line and cream me. I'm totally fine with that. I'm not a competitive person. When we took a look at the photos at the end of the day, well . . . . you take a look.
Where is Scott's face?! His excuse . . . he says he didn't know he was supposed to lean his head out to the side. Anyways, I think it is a hilarious series of photos (there are 9 in total). Me, gleefully riding down the zip-line with a HUGE grin on my face. Scott, lost in his world with no time to worry about things like cameras.
We give the zip-line 2 thumbs up. It was such a fun experience and a great way to spend a rainy day in Kauai. Here is a cute video that I made from our day at Princeville Ranch Adventures. You should watch it. It is so cute! Just ask me. If you watch it then you too will know just how cute it is.
On this rainy day we were also able to complete #93 on my 101 in 1001 list -- Kiss in the rain.