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February 22, 2009
From journal The Adventure Queen
August 14, 2007
From journal 2005 Trip to New Zealand
April 21, 2006
From journal Adventures in Queenstown
February 20, 2002
Did I tell you that I'm not fond of heights? You would never get me to jump off a perfectly stable mountain unless there was a raging wall of flames at my back! I hate to question the mental state of those waiting in line to hurl themselves into the abyss !
On the other hand...riding the gondola up the side of Big Bob Mountain is a fun and beautiful thing to do. There isn't a more perfect view from all of Queenstown! The ride up/down is fairly fast. Just about the time your little old heart begins to go into overload...you are safe on Terre Firma again!
The Remarkables bite at the sky beyond while Lake Wakatipu sits like a blue sparkling diamond in the center. As night falls directly below you, the neon lights of stores and restaurants alight in a rainbow of color that seems to twinkle like distant stars.
In summer, the sun sets around 21:00, so I would time my adventure being very sure that I would be up there for any fiery spectacles. All of the adventure sports and the movie close before sunset. The bar and the restaurant remain open later. My guidebooks says until 21:30, but we were still eating at that time. Perhaps they don't allow anyone else up from the bottom of the hill but continue to bring people back from dinner and music.
The tamest of the rides are on the luge track where you sit on a sled with rollers. It does have a break and you do have your choice of a fast track or a slow track. Breaks are good on a moving object!
I was propositioned to jump off the mountain with a guy who looked about my sons age.
" No thank-you" I said smiling " Do your parents know that you are doing this?"
Later, I saw someone zip past the window I was sitting at having dinner...looked like he was going to come through the building and grab my dessert! Oc course, he cointinued riding the air currants out across the valley!
I could only tolerate watching one bungee jumper. Ron was so embarrassed as I stood there pounding my fist on the railing yelling, " NO! DON'T DO IT!" I wanted to run and go hug that poor boy---saved from certain death--but I would have had to walk out on a narrow platform that juts away from solid ground. Self Preservation and my husbands restraining hand saved me from my own social disaster!
From journal Hobbit Adventures at the Bottom of the World