Our team at work wanted to do a fun group activity, so we went out to the Kingston Springs (near Foggy Bottom where I canoed with Mom and Sissy) to Adventureworks.
Adventureworks is in the middle of the woods, featuring a ropes course, aerial trekking, ziplining, etc. Basically things I am afraid of. I have an irrational fear of heights. Still, after watching my teammates climb this 35-foot pole (with the goal of standing on top of it and jumping to ring a bell) I had to do my best to climb. I made a goal of going up halfway, not wanting to embarrass myself
Well, I got to the top, but looked down (dizzying!) and couldn't bring myself to try to stand! But I did get to the top in the end. The team was cheering me on, so it felt good to let go and let the harness catch me. :)
I really liked the zipline course. While I'm afraid of heights, ziplining feels more secure to me. I'm afraid of falling more than anything, so ziplining and its speed/momentum don't freak me out as much. It was a good time!
We had a tasty lunch afterwards at South Street in midtown. We noshed on chips and dip to start, after burning a ton of energy and calories during the morning at Adventureworks. I decided to have the pulled chicken as my meal, with a side of homemade tater tots. Those tater tots were AMAZING. They taste more like risotto balls or something. They were soft but crispy, and super delicious. I'd go back there just to eat those tots.
I felt like the service was extremely slow, but then again it was a weekday afternoon, after the lunch rush. So maybe they were short-staffed. No matter, though, as the food made up for it!