Oh my goodness, what a day!
We got up early to pack up and move out. So happy to get away from the trains.
We moved to a nice quiet spot where we had just enough time to drop the trailer before leaving to go be monkeys. 😁
Tree to Tree at Farragut State Park is absolutely wonderful. It isn't easy, not at all, and if you're scared of heights, this'll do you in.
We went through the three courses, climbing higher and higher into the trees, in about an hour (plus the 30 minute demo and safety lesson before we got to play) we madei it through the 3 hour session. We were cruising through those obstacles!
The highest course takes you up - we're guessing 30 feet... we forgot to ask the actual number. There are zip lines, hanging log crossings, wobbly bridges (some we did with no hands) and even a Tarzan rope - that you catch and climb a net at the end.
It was a great workout.
And great proof that the fear of heights that I once had is completely gone.
I used to get dizzy, and even sometimes nauseous, when up high. I'm not so sure I actually felt "fear" per say... just extreme discomfort.
Then, in the summer of 2018, my world turned upside-down (thankfully) and I was no longer afraid of anything. I realized that this lifetime is just a blink in our existence. None of the pain, fear, judgement, or hate we've experienced (or inflicted) even matters except to teach us something that our soul longs to learn.
So, while it appeared to many that I had fallen apart, I actually broke off all the useless and toxic pieces of my life (and myself) and found a great sense of peace.
Fear is useless. There is nothing that can be solved by it. Now, I'm not saying that if you come face to face with a Grizzly bear you shouldn't be afraid... that's different - that's survival. I'm sure I'd be plenty fearful if I experienced that. But, it's a matter of knowing that whatever is going to happen, is going to happen. Fear makes us worry about unforseen things... it's a complete waste of energy.
All we can do is live our lives to the best of our abilities. Love completely. Play. Enjoy the moment.
Sure, it could end in the blink of an eye, but if you're living life to the fullest - it'll be OK.
Wow, that took us down a rabbit hole I wasn't expecting this morning. 🤣 anywho... we want to get a hike in today so time to go. The skies finally cleared enough to enjoy some scenery. It's still a bit smoky but not horrendous. We can see that fire across the lake quite clearly now.
We'll be heading further south tomorrow. For now, I'm going to go enjoy these mountains. TTFN!
I had a dream that I was traveling all over the world. In less than 6 months, I sold almost everything I own...bought a Toy Hauler (the "garage" is my art studio) and am now living wherever, whenever...just me, my art, and my cats.