Tuesday, May 12, 2009

first flight.


This little guy waited one whole year. Last year he was 3, and a bit small to go on the Flying Fox. Next year, he said. So this year we just had to make the trip - couldn't miss it!

After waiting in a long line it was finally his turn to go. He ran off in his clunky rain boots, pulling the rope to the platform. He climbed the ladder and was picked up to hold on to the ring. One, two, three! He flew.


He said he was brave. I'd have to agree!


Of course this one likes to fly too...

15 comments:

Sherry said...

My dad built one of these in our backyard when I was a kid. It was SO much fun. All my friends were jealous--those who weren't too afraid to ride it anyway. :)

denise said...

Oooh, good dad!!! ! I bet that was a blast!

Eluciq said...

oh my goodness...what fun! We had aspirations of doing a zip line from the Yurts to the boys' fort...hee :) Never happened...but the boys' have not stopped talking about it.

they would love to be with A & G zipping down that line! FUN! FUN! FUN!

Stephanie said...

Awesome!!
Feeling Brave is a fine thing, indeed.
Congrats to G!

Astrid said...

Fun!

I've thought about getting one of those zip lines for our yard...we could zip from tree to tree! (easy downhill but how would we manage going uphill?)

Michelle said...

I remember those things. I'll bet I couldn't hold myself on it anymore though.

Dawn said...

Oh fun! What a brave boy. :)

Jane said...

We used to have a zip line at our old house. J loved it (B was just a baby). I wish we had the trees for one where we are now. So much fun!

Sarah said...

Fantastic fun! My uncle sets up a zip line every year at the family reunion. I'd love to have one at our house.

Loved your pictures.

Tara said...

That is one happy boy.

This looks like an exhilarating ride :0)

Jeannette said...

Can I come with you next year...I want to go on the Flying Fox also. ;)
Have a great day, Jeannette

Hege said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

ladybug-zen said...

oh how we love flying foxes! so much!

Mama Randa Morning Glory said...

Wow, I was about to post a video of me going down a zip line last week--- until a storm likened to an "inland hurricane" hit us last Friday! Now I have power and HAD to post about the storm first. But zip lines are AWESOME!

Dawn said...

Too cool! Yay for G! How brave indeed and what a ride for both of them~