Life was starting to become a bit too predictable. Birds, barns, blossoms and boats. Surely there is something out there that can help shake things up a bit. Oh that’s right ! Terrapin Adventures in Savage Mills, Maryland offers a challenge course. Guaranteed to challenge both mind and body, Terrapin Adventures has a three-story rope course, and separate climbing tower.
Searching high and low for a friend that was willing to take the challenge with me, I managed to get onto my personal trainer’s busy schedule and went out for a perfect afternoon on the course. We got harnessed in and buckled up and began the course with ease. We were the last ones to get on the course, but many people were ahead of us.
I haven’t been on a challenge course for about year, since I last visited the Aerial Forest Adventure Park in Harper’s Ferry. I was looking forward to revisiting the course that had started it all. Remembering well the Leap of Faith at Terrapin Adventures I wondered if I would be braver this time.
Once again, here I am looking down to the ground just wondering why I think this is fun.
At least this time I’m not doing the course over alligator pits like I did down in St. Augustine’s Alligator Farm’s Crocodile Crossing. But there were a lot of people on the course. Much more than I’m accustomed to. Seems I’ve been spoiled on my previous adventures as I’ve had the course pretty much to myself. This time, each and every movement made by someone else makes the entire course shake. But at least I can do some challenges that I enjoy doing.
But then we get to the leap of faith. Actually there are two leaps of faith. The first one requires me to jump off a platform and grab mid-air a rope fence like the one above. The second one, you just jump off a platform and are belayed down to the ground.
I have to admit. It took me several minutes to take the leap of faith on the first jump. There were just too many witnesses, I couldn’t back out this time. Sorry, no proof that I actually did it as I was holding the camera. But my friend did it like superwoman.
This is Mercedes who brought a small group of friends to help her celebrate her birthday on the course. Including me, there were two birthday girls on the challenge course. And now..drum roll please…time for the last jump.