[tabi] Re: Zip Line at Tally museum is tough but blind friendly

  • From: Sally Benjamin <salbenjamin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:21:01 -0400

I have wanted to do that for a while but not sure I am strong enough.

Sally Benjamin

On Jul 17, 2012, at 2:19 PM, "Adam Gaffney" <gaffney@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi folks, I went out to the Tallahassee museum also known to us long time 
> Tallahassee residents as the junior Museum a few weeks ago to try the zip 
> line.  When we first arrived, a staff was explaining the prices for the 1 
> hour and 2 hour courses (15 to 30 bucks).  I asked if there were any things I 
> might have concern over as a blind person.  He said that another blind person 
> had already done the zip line and had no trouble.  I wonder who that was?  In 
> fact what impressed me was that the entire staff all did the entire zip line 
> after this blind folded so they could experience the course as a blind 
> person.  Anyway, the zip line was lots of fun and a huge challenge and my 
> body ached for about 3 days after doing it.  I would love to do it again.  
> There are 11 zip lines in the complete course and many challenges such as 
> walking tight ropes, swinging platforms rolling skate boards all while you 
> are up in the trees.  I felt completely safe with the good instruction on 
> using the equipment and harness.  The staff are excellent and I incurrage you 
> to go out and give it a try.  If you have any questions, drop me a note back. 
>  The only size requirement is that you must be at least 48 inches tall and 
> ware closed toe shoes.  Lots of kids and adults were climbing and zipping.  
> The highest point is about 60 feet up in the trees.  Below are a few links 
> that you may be interested to learn a little more about this. 
> article about the course
> http://www.visittallahassee.com/blog/2012/jun/12/get-ready-thrill-tallahassee-museums-tree-tree-adv/
> a little YouTube video of it
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUQHDqNiQjI&feature=youtu.be
> A link to the museum page.  BTW back in 94 me and two other students wrote 
> the first web page for the museum for a class project and the museum used it 
> for their official web site for a number of years and you could even read our 
> names on about section as the creators of the initial page. 
> http://tallahasseemuseum.org/
> --
> "The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be
> made to understand it."
> -        Confucius ca. 480 B.C. 

Other related posts: