Monday, January 14, 2008


Life zips by. Tether ball during recess fast becomes being tethered to obligations in need of a vacation. What better way to hit you over the head with the fact that life moves fast and the only thing you can do is hold on for a wild ride than a zip line. A blur of trees, shrubs and hiking trails flies past your feet as you travel 35 mph from above. A metaphor for life if there ever was one. Just yesterday I was running through irragation water in field with a small piece of plywood trying to country surf.

Celebrating our birthday's, mom and I headed up to Moaning Caverns in the Sierra up by Columbia to check out the caves and take a ride on its new zip line. 1500 feet of adrenaline.

You step off a 25-foot wooden tower and the high-pitched zipping sound of a metal trolley is all you hear. I am thrill junkie but mom is not, so for her to do this was pretty courageous.

After the zip we trekked down to explore the caves.

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