10/08/2010

Adrenaline Junky

My Summer's been pretty relaxed this year just having time to myself, to see friends and of course shop. But the past two weeks entailed some pretty exciting things that I was pleased with myself for doing.
The first being GoApe. If you haven't been, I totally recommend it. It's basically a load of rope crossings, ladders, tightropes and zip wires high in the trees. I'd booked it as a birthday surprise for the mister, thinking it'd be right up his street. However, I forgot to think about me and if I'd be able to do it! Blooming heck... it's high! You're totally safe though (if you're me you realise that afterwards and not during the thing so you're blooming scared through the 2 and a bit hours!) and have an absolute hoot doing it. It's great for stepping out of your comfort zone and spending a day out in a different way. (NOTE: If you're likely to land on your back landing a zip wire, then wear high tops or you get bark down your shoes and socks!)
Images courtesy: GoApe

So that was GoApe last week, this week I went to Thorpe Park. Absolutely LOVE theme parks, especially when I'm with my favourite people! It's fair to say I did a lot of screaming and as soon as the day was over I could feel it in my throat. We went on all of the 'Extreme Thrills' rides (apart from the water ones as we didn't fancy getting wet) and a couple of the 'Thrilling & Fun'. The Saw ride is not as scary as the adverts big it up to be... I was quite disappointed in all honesty with the scare factor! An okay ride, but nothing unmanageable... unlike blooming Rush! Gosh that was scary, I was going hysterical with the mister and brother laughing at me aswell as some random little kid! I'd have been fine if there were shoulder restraints, but with a simple waist strap being the only thing holding you from falling to a death it made me metaphorically poo my pants! (That was my favourite saying all day, sorry!)

Any recommendations where I can go for my next action day out? I really want to get more active now, just waiting for the weather to improve to try and get into cycling! Hope you're all having a good Summer. And good luck if you're waiting for results!

3 comments:

  1. hehe, bless you. i'm usually scared on rollercoasters, but i always want to go on again afterwards :) i haven't been to thorpe park in AGES, i must go!

    i hope you are okay, it sounds like you have been having a great summer. xxx

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  2. i totally love an adventure! you look like you had fun.. :D

    GO APE! --funny name. haha

    followed your blog. hope you can follow me back :)

    thyaudaciousness.blogspot.com/

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  3. i like your blog!
    goape looks really fun, i'm quite a girly girl but i love activity days and theme parks :) x

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