Wisconsin Dells Tours
The Adrenaline Rush - Ziplining
For someone who doesn't like heights. I am constantly pushing the boundaries of what I can handle when it comes to my height limits. One day I'll find that limit. This month, I didn't find it. Instead I bought tickets for a Zipline Adventure for Kevin, his Dad and I to do and off we went. We loaded up the companies go-pro, climb the first set up stairs and jumped. They showed us how to dive off, go upside down, backwards and of course race. Having the courage to climb four or five sets of shaky stairs was stressful enough but then to jump off the ledge and let go off the strap! Impossible! There were no tricks for this girl! That was until rope number 4 when they made us go backwards and close our eyes to jump off!
I edited the video below to music so you wouldn't hear my sharp intakes of breath. I didn't scream at all, because screaming out loud is just not something one does, but there was a lot of shaking! We weren't allowed to bring our phones or cameras on the trip so all I have is the video. But this was definitely an adventure. We did the Bigfoot Zipline Tour, which was a great Zipline, though I have no others to compare it too.
The Slow Down - Dells Army Ducks
After the rush of the morning we all needed a slow afternoon. The Dells Amy Ducks was exactly that.
The DUCKS got their start from a Milwaukee man named Melvin H. Flath. Prior to starting the Duck tour in Wisconsin Dells, Melvin owned a trucking business on 2nd St. in Milwaukee. Right after WWII, Melvin read about some surplus trucks for auction in California. He wanted one, so he journeyed the 2,000 miles at great financial risk to buy some needed trucks for his business. Upon arriving in California, Melvin saw that the trucks being auctioned were the amphibious trucks (DUCKS) and not anything he had envisioned. His disappointment turned to adventure and against all common sense he bought a DUCK. And the rest they say is history.
Or you can read about it here
Our guide was an excellent commentator, he spoke on the history of the area, many environmental details and lots of jokes. He also ensured it was loud enough that everyone aboard was able to hear him as that was something we were worried about. It was the perfect ending to a crazy day, we all enjoy it and while I didn't have my camera, I think my phone captured the view pretty well.