There isn't really any more to tell about the lost wallet. Except when I noticed it was missing was Tuesday evening when I went to pay for our day at Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park!
When we pulled into the ski resort to find out if we could park overnight, we noticed that they are open during the summer. Turns out this is the first year of operations for their Adventure Park. They have an aerial rope course built into the trees, with zip lines and many different obstacles to make your way through the course. We've always wanted to do something like this, so we decided to be kids for the day! And they also have a bunch of neat rides and other attractions.
So it was just before they closed on Tuesday when I went in to find out about prices and everything. Turns out that if you buy an all access pass online, you save $10 each. The rope course alone is normally $45 each, and then another $20 gets you unlimited access to everything else. So for $55 each (and no taxes!) we got three hours on the aerial rope course, and everything else unlimited. So after we got parked up, I got online and went to their website to pay...reached for my wallet...and it wasn't there!
The aerial course
Anyhow, we had rope course reservations for when they open at 9:00am. We had to be there at 8:30 though to get fitted with the safety harness and helmet and gloves...and you had to show that you could operate the cables and latches in order to make your way through the course.
Ruth, all set to start the course
They have four different courses, starting with yellow which is the easy one, then green, then blue, then black, all progressing in difficulty. You have to prove you are competent on the green course before you can try the blue or black. The entire course is set high in the trees, with many elements 40 feet off the ground. It was totally fun!
Ruth on one of the small zip lines
Kevin, negotiating a swinging rope ladder
Kevin, doing another small zip line
Ruth, making her way across a cable
Kevin, getting to a new platform. Each platform begins a new element of the course.
Kevin, on one of the more difficult parts.
The black part of the course was pretty tough. We're glad we didn't wait until the end to try it, because we probably would have been too tired. It uses a lot of arm and shoulder muscles, and I got a few scrapes on my knees and shins. Definitely for the adventurous! But, we did pretty good for a couple of almost 50'ers! Never had to get rescued, (some people did) although we did fall a couple of times, so good thing for the safety harness!
A good view of part of the course.
It was totally fun and we found it to be well worth the money for the three hours involved. And that was all we wanted was three hours because we were pretty much physically done at the end of it. Then, we still hadn't been on the rides, so we went back and had lunch with Sherman and Whiskey where they were parked in the shade. It was a hot mid-July summer day, but in the shade it was still okay.
After lunch, we headed to the chairlift. They have one open to take you to the top, and that's included in your all day pass.
Hot and hazy looking down on the town of North Conway
Then, it was time for some rides! They have a cool mountain rollercoaster type of thing. It was a blast, and because it's mid week and the place is new this year it wasn't very busy and we got lots of rides in.
Kevin, going up
Kevin, coming down. You do have some control over you speed, but it was more fun to just let 'er fly!
Ruth coming down
Ruth, doing the bungee trampoline!
We had a totally fun day. It's not often that we spend money on touristy things, but this is the kind of thing we love. Got a lot of exercise and had fun at the same time. What a great day, but boy were we spent at the end of it!