This morning, we decided to pick up June's BFF, Payton, and go to a movie. (Rio...LOVED it!) And then we ran a few errands for Grandma and drove back to Mendon to take some pictures. Somehow we ended up at Kotter's Swing. I'm not sure how I missed this when we lived here, but it's stunningly beautiful and SO much fun. I love those Kotters for making this place gorgeous and accessible.
This is the view from the clearing just before the swing...
There were a handful of other girls already there swinging, so we just jumped right in with them!
Everyone was adventurous and cooperative and encouraging, and we spent an hour thoroughly enjoying a beautiful afternoon in Mendon.
And then sometime between round two and three for everyone, one of the girls suggested that I TRY IT! That was absolutely out of the question. I don't love heights. I don't love speed. I know my limitations. I said no several times before Spell Girl finally said, "She's not going to do it. She's kind of a chicken about stuff like this."
Um...a chicken?? ...really???
She's right. I am totally and completely a self-proclaimed chicken. But the thought that went through my head at that moment was my motto for this trip, "Say YES to everything!" And you can't do that if you're a chicken. So, I decided not to be a chicken this time...
(thanks June, for taking over the camera so I could be adventurous...)
It was more fun than scary. The rope didn't break. I didn't fall to my death in the 4 inches of raging water in the little creek beneath me. And the high fives and cheers I got from all those little girls after I made it safely off the swing were TOTALY worth it!!
I love Dallas, but I'm pretty sure there's no possible way to duplicate this place or this feeling anywhere but in Mendon!