- Nov 13, 2010
Yes that's it. And yes the scenery is breathtaking. They didn't jump from the very top though. And I paid extra for them each to be 'go pro' filmed. (I've gone a bit mad altogether this year as I've decided life is for living) I went up in the gondola/lift thing with them and I was filming them getting geared up etc but I was terrified to look down even though it wasn't a sheer drop where the paragliders jump. It's got to do with my mummy hormones I reckon. Of course I'm so nervous I sometimes forget not to cover the camera lens on my ipad. And those film clips of the top, that's what it felt like when you go up and walk along. The mountainey men think I'm a woose of course but they are very nice. They were great with the kids. And also great with me when we went rafting a couple of years ago and the man instantly recognised my fears.
One funny thing that happened is we were walking thru an alpine meadow where the kids had been before on their own a couple of days previously and they said there were hundreds of goats there with a fence etc. So I thought they had the wrong meadow, but the day I came upon the goats in a different ski lift when I was on my own with my husband (we took the easy route that day), they move goats and fences around but I hadn't realised. So I took pictures on my new phone. I could post up one if I could figure out how to do that. LOL.
It can be hair raising when you have adventurous sons / children. I signed a permission form for a school camp. No activities happened there in any way like paragliding … but after the school coach returned and dropped off all the students, a teacher rushed over to me and said that Declan had fearlessly taken the lead in the flying fox over the river activity. I found out later the school didn't have an experienced safety expert / instructor present to set everything up. All ended up well.
All we can do is ensure our kids get expert guidance in their chosen adventure pursuits while we still have them under our wing.
I agree, life has to be lived in the moment.
Yes, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Mountains are my thing!