Thursday, October 06, 2011
The Stairs And I
I don't know why I didn't think about this before I acted on my desire to see a castle ... they don't have non-scary steps! So in addition to my big accomplishments of walking and hiking all over creation and not dying, I also climbed TWO sets of these (there are two separate towers people can climb)!
The first one (above) took me a few times of starting/stopping/readjusting bags before I actually did it. I held my breath, then told myself to breathe, and then would force myself to slowly breathe as I put each foot on a disappearing, skinny step. There's only room for one on these! Ignore the butterflies. Think about things other than falling. And voila! Suddenly, you're on top! There's only one downfall after the beautiful vistas ... you have to go back down.
But as you can see, I didn't die. In fact, I'm uploading lots of photos to Flickr right now for others to enjoy! I won't have time to upload them all right away (it's almost midnight here - and I have limited internet), but when they're done, you can find them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/indigobleue/sets/72157627716733407/