As Miss Lynne was going to be busy in the home office all day, it was important that an adventure was found for Miss Alana. Another bike ride. This time around the lake at Callaway Gardens. It’s a nice safe site with plenty of bike trails and lots to see.
Butter wouldn’t melt fly
Starting out at the discovery center to find out the time for the bird of prey show, it was then a short ride through the woods to the butterfly house. Miss Alana enjoyed the life cycle of the butterfly.
There were other creatures to spot on the way around too. Turtles, chipmunks, ducks and Alana even spotted a heron.
Next stop, the birds of prey. The mid-day sun was brutal so the normal show was cut short with an improvised lecture in a shady grove. It’s good to see big birds in action.
Red tailed hawk
Great horned owl
The bird theme continued over a quick cafe lunch. A couple of small brave birds would swoop in to collect any crumbs dropped. It was very amusing as Alana nearly lost her nuggets while she was away from the table 🙂
Back on the bikes, we stumbled upon what became the main event. A tree top adventure including lake crossing zip line! At the sign-up station, Alana did her best stretch to reach the minimum height requirement and showed no qualms about being high in the air. After a short conference, the staff gave the thumbs up and she was in. The next start time meant a speedy ride around the lake but someone had quite an incentive.
Kitted up and ready
Starting with a pretty rigorous safety talk and demonstration, the 15 or so adventurers started climbing and crossing and zipping. Miss Alana was a natural. No fear, no hesitation. She was soon leading at the front with everyone racing to keep up.
High wire fun
Clipped into a safety wire at all times, there was a variety of challenges to overcome. The zip line crossings looked a lot of fun from the ground.
The final challenge took her to a platform 70ft up a pine tree.
From there is was a series of three zip lines that crossed the lake, high in the air.
is it a bird …..
So the day ended with an unexpected, exhilarating high wire adventure ……. oh …. and soda, ice cream and finally winning the bet with Mr Rob about staying awake all the way home.
Nanny had a hard day working and tending to the animals.