Higher Than Expected

My first day of Summer Vacation

May 20, 2013

Lloyd, School, Videos

Okay, maybe it’s not technically summer vacation, because the teachers have to be in school this week, but on our first day without kids we went to do a rope course as a faculty. It was higher than any of us expected, but I think everyone had fun, including everyone who was scared –which I think included everyone at some point.

I shot some video…

I actually did nearly the whole thing before coming a little unhinged. The very last “obstacle” was just some non parallel lines. This was different because there was nothing to hold on to and no platforms to move between. My first attempt didn’t go so well. We decided to go across with partners leaning into each other for support. I was putting my foot on the wire in a different way than I had during the whole rest of the course and, because of the groove down the middle of my shoe, my foot kept sliding out from under me. At the time I didn’t realize what was happening. I did not like that.

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7 Responses to “My first day of Summer Vacation”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    So how high were you anyway?


  2. Lauren Said on:

    Yeah. No.

    No. No. No. No. No. Maybe some of it, but not all of it. And not with people I know, for crying out loud. I could do this with perfect strangers because then I’d just be ‘that lady who peed her pants and wouldn’t stop screaming’ and not ‘Lauren, who we don’t talk to anymore’.


  3. Deborah Said on:

    So, I guess you’re not used to being high?


  4. Brad Said on:

    In Baltimore, our eighth grade class did a thing like that one year. I wanted to go across a highwire just to see what it was like. I could barely get across. I would not make a good adventure movie hero… or telephone wire repair man.


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