Saturday, February 20, 2010

We've done this!

Since my husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in Vancouver, Canada, we've especially enjoyed watching the Olympics this year to catch some glimpses of what we experienced during our trip there. While watching them today, we caught one of their quick tidbits on...The Capilano Suspension Bridge.

For those of you who missed it, I've copied the description of it from here, along with some pics. As you'll read below, we were 230 feet above the ground. It's funny because out of the two of us, I'm the least scared of heights (odd since Bart is the one with the pilot's license) but after taking a few steps on this wobbly bridge (yes, it sways back and forth) I was scared. Bart stayed quite calm and talked me into continuing on it (there's lots of cool stuff to explore on the other side that you can ONLY get to by crossing this bridge- very Indiana Jones!) until these kids started to shake this already shaky bridge! Then we both closed our eyes and tried to think of our happy place freaked out. "Now's not the time to be playing around kids!!!" I shouted! :O  Thankfully they stopped, and looking back, this crazy adventure was a great way for us to start our marriage. Speaking of, couples have actually exchanged their vows on this bridge before!

Vancouver's oldest tourist attraction, originally built in 1889, stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. Since then much has been added to the twenty-seven acre park. Of the many things to do, Treetops Adventure is the park's newest attraction - seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor. 

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