I was excited, but also scared of trying something new recently. Flying through a canopy of trees on a wire – Ziplining. My husband and I bought a pass to an Ariel Adventure Park and took the kids to the park which is about an hour and a half from our home. I had done a small ropes course where you are tethered to a wire to walk across unsteady platforms before, but this was the first course I’ve done that had ziplining. We all loved it.
Things I learned:
1. You can’t hold yourself up, but boy did I try to on that first one until I fell into the seat of the harness as soon as I took off. Good thing that’s what I should have done to start with. You are supposed to sit into the harness and let it support you.
2. Take your own gloves. After digging through a box of filthy shared gloves, these were the best I could come up with. We will go back, but next time I will take my own gloves. ?
3. Boys won’t tell you when your helmet is crooked. ?
Overall, it was a great experience and something I will enjoy doing in the future now that it’s not so scary.
Someone is plotting to kill the Cameron laird. To learn who it is, Alan MacKenzie must distance himself from the clan. But headstrong Kirstie, the laird’s sister and the lass he’s loved from afar, is also determined to uncover the perpetrator, which puts her in terrible danger. He can either protect the clan or shield her. One false move could cost their lives.
Kirstie Cameron’s plan to discover the men who will murder her brother is threatened, because annoyingly handsome Alan Mackenzie refuses to leave her alone. He broke her heart years ago, but she can’t deny the attraction between them.
He can’t stay away. She can’t push him away. And the temptation could get them all killed.
Lori Ann Bailey is a winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award and Holt Medallion for Best First Book and Best Historical. She has a romantic soul and believes the best in everyone. Sappy commercials and proud mommy moments make her cry. She sobs uncontrollably and feels emotionally drained when reading sad books, so she started reading romance for the Happily Ever Afters. She was hooked. Then, the characters and scenes running around in her head as she attempted to sleep at night begged to be let out. Looking back now, her favorite class in high school was the one where a professor pulled a desk to the center of the room and told her to write two paragraphs about it and the college English class taught by a red-headed Birkenstock wearing girl, not much older than she, who introduced her to Jack Kerouac. After working in business and years spent as a stay-at-home mom she has found something in addition to her family to be passionate about, her books. When not writing, Lori enjoys time with her real-life hero and four kids or spending time walking or drinking wine with her friends.