Sunday, April 22, 2012


Ryan & I headed to the Upstate (yes, again) Friday night. We met my parents at the Saluda River Grill in Piedmont. I couldn’t believe this place; it was absolutely gorgeous! The owners turned the old town mill into an industrial-decorated restaurant, preserving the original brick walls and wooden beams.

They serve anything from crab cakes to steak, and yes, grits. The food was pretty good, but company, well, second to none.

The four of us woke up early on Saturday morning & headed even farther up state to Long Creek, SC. I’ve never visited this gem (probably because I don’t own a pair of Chaco’s), but it really is a beautiful place. We were drawn in by a Groupon that came out a few months ago for a Zipline Canopy Tour. Anxious to prove that I could hang on a hiking trip or anything outdoors with my dad, I suggested we buy this little adventure. It quickly turned cold outside and we never had a chance to use our Groupon. Just a couple of weeks ago I got an email from Groupon reminding me to use it because it was expiring in May. If you know me at all you know I’m not going to waste a dollar… especially not $150! We figured out a Saturday that would work for all four of us and our mini-adventure was planned.

My mom prayed for rain. Hard. She was scared to death to go on this trip. I’m so glad she didn’t back out because we had more fun than I ever imagined we would. Here are a few pictures from our zipping escapade.

To get up on the first platform, you have to be hoisted up into the air by a rope. Oh. My. Gosh. This was the scariest part of the day for me!

Once you got up so high, the post ran out & you were just left dangling there. Just hanging out...

Coming in from the first zip - pretty easy!

Here's one of all four of us on one of the platforms. What do you think - Bob the Builder or a family of coal miners? 

Here's one of the tougher bridges - my short legs barely made it across that second gap!

Ah, you know, just hanging out 40 feet in the air. I think they thought they were in a tree house.

Mom taking off on one of the last zips. (And this wasn't even one of the highest ones!)

Here comes Ryan!

Dad coming in - looking like Tarzan.

Just wanted to leave you with this flattering shot.

I've you've never done a zipline tour - do it! I promise you won't regret it and you'll be looking forward to your next one. Have a great week!


  1. SO fun! Y'all are too cute! :)

  2. Thanks :) Y'all need to do this - it's so much fun!!