Hello everyone! I hope you’re doing well and having a fantastic week!
Today I’m going to be telling you about an adventure I shared with my grandma several months ago. It involved harnesses, heights, and a waterfall. That’s right – we zip-lined Niagara Falls! It was so much fun, and an incredible experience that my grandma and I will remember for the rest of our lives. Wanna hear more about it? Keep reading! ;)
My grandparents came to visit us in Canada last October, and we had a great time showing them around our city! We did everything from venturing into the heart of Toronto to driving through the Canadian country side. On their last day with us, we decided to take them to Niagara Falls, because how can you come to Canada and not see the Falls?
Now, a few weeks before they came, my grandma had told me that if we were able to make it to the Falls, she’d love to do the zip-line. I, of course, volunteered to go with her, because it sounded like a lot of fun and it was a unique adventure that I could share with my grandma. So, it was settled. We would zip-line the Falls.
The big day arrived. I was super nerv-cited, because #1: I had never done a zip-line before, and #2: I was going to be zooming near Niagara Falls. After enjoying the view for a few minutes, my grandma and I headed off to purchase our tickets for the zip-line. I stepped up to the booth, handed over my cash, and received my ticket. There was no turning back now.
We made our way up to the launching platform, and began to climb into the harnesses that were responsible for carrying us safely aside the Falls. After adjusting the many straps and clips, all that was left to do was wait. I watched as the people in front of us went flying off the platform and down towards the landing zone. And then it was my turn.
My grandma and I stepped up to the edge of the platform, and the employees there checked our harnesses, clipped us in, and gave us some instructions. Then, they backed up and signaled the OK. We were ready.
Thankfully, we didn’t have to jump off the platform ourselves. A machine let us go, and we were off.
The first 3 seconds were the worst. After adjusting to the height, I was all good. My grandma and I zoomed above the Niagara River, and from there we had the best view of Niagara Falls there was to offer. The zip-line moved much slower than I was anticipating, and it was surprisingly relaxing being able to lean back and soak in the view. My feet brushed against the tops of the trees by the river bank, and the wind blew in my hair. I could feel the mist from the Falls on my face, and the air was fresh and cool. The roar of the falls echoed in my ears as I glided past them and onto the landing platform, where we climbed out of our harnesses and headed back to the viewing point.
Needless to say, this was an amazing experience. Not everyone gets to say they zip-lined Niagara Falls with their grandma XD. We had so much fun doing this together, and it is a memory that we will never forget.
I hope you enjoyed reading about and seeing photos from this adventure, and I’ll see you in my next post!
– Meredith ♥️