Have I mentioned that I have fear of heights?
It didn’t use to be the case till maybe 25 years ago and not sure why it developed.
Now I have a hard time getting to the ledge of anything high. I prefer to stay back.
Here comes X-Tasea, Acapulco - world’s largest over-water zip line and one of the adrenaline adventures the city offers. Because who wants to do something boring, right?
X-Tasea extends for more than a mile across Puerto Marquez Bay and reaches speeds of up to 75 mph at an altitude of 328 feet.
Thought to myself - this will be a cool experience to face my fear.
We got to the site - oh, those ropes look super high and long. I could sense the discomfort in my body.
Climbed up a set of stairs. The ropes appeared even higher.
They weighted us. Thought to myself - definitely not a place you’d want to lie about your weight. Maybe humor will distract me?
We started getting set up with safety equipment, helmets. The upcoming experience...
It was a late, grey, cold winter Saturday evening.
We were wrapping up the re-arrangement and cleanup post our wellness event.
Both of us were exhausted. It had been a long week. The day had started hours before the actual event with preps and coordination, the unloading, decorating, etc. The event was fun and interactive. However, both of us were done and ready to go home to our families and seize whatever was left of the weekend.
As we were chatting and gave each other a hug, the mood was upbeat: One day, we will be abroad, sitting at the beach and sipping cocktails remembering all these events and where we started.
Fast forward, 2 years later, here we are. Sunshine, water, beauty, fresh air, amazing people - doing what we love and sipping those cocktails we talked about as the sun sets. Wow, dreams do come true! Sometimes the timeline is different, sometimes there is a detour or two ....
And while people see the beautiful photos and joy, there are many who have...