July 18, 2008

Water-falling

We went to a rainforest again today with the Law family, General Lee, and Tennessee. (Gen. Lee and TN are visiting us from the states) We took them to the waterfall Kakak and Abang always take us to. Here's Isaac and I standing in front of it...it was his first time there too! It's about 25 ft high. The first time we were here there were a whole bunch of locals swimming but today it was just us. We watched the locals that first day slide down the waterfall.

Most everyone seemed to have fun (only guys did it) and come out ok except for the very first guy we watched. He came up out of the water clutching his dis-located shoulder and ran off without talking to anyone (his friends were sitting on the edge laughing at him)...

Dis-located shoulder! Gross! Ouch!

So right from the start we pretty well decided not to do it...

1) because of danger and
2) because if we did it wrong we'd be laughed out of the water... so really because of pride.

But today my friends, was a different day.

Perhaps because of the lack of locals or the willingness of Tennessee to go first...but we decided to do it.

Tennessee and Anthony went first and after they had both done it twice, I figured it'd be harmless enough. It started raining and so I hurried up and did it before the water flowed faster...(I came close to drowning in a flash flood a few years ago while climbing a waterfall...all very dramatic, but it'll have to wait for another day and another blog)

We all survived just fine...and it was fun!

Check out the video of Tennesse going first, then of Anthony. (Pay no attention to the dramatic lady holding the camera)



Here is Tennessee mid-slide.
Here's me getting ready to slide! Fun times!
Next time if locals are there we'll show 'em we ain't scared!

**Oh, and still no leeches for me. Gen. Lee had one within 10 minutes of arriving...grrr.***

6 comments:

Cara said...

Aww...that looks like fun!! I wanna!! And it's okay Beefa - I don't think any less of you for not being in the "Leeches" club.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Fun! Looks like you guys had fun! I love sliding off waterfalls! Awesome!

Grandmama said...

That looks like so much fun!! But forget the possible shoulder injuries... how's your backside??

jdk0103 said...

That is a flippin' sweet video!!! Anthony got some air on that slide - haha. Wish we could have been there to see it live! Oh, the good ol' days of camping :)

Lauren S. said...

Sharon I can't believe you did that!! Very brave! But then again I am a wuss when it comes to stuff like that!

Anonymous said...

Girrrrrl! Are you crazy?! No actually I was quite proud of you. That looks pretty steep. Don't think I would have had the nerve myself.

My girls have swiped my card with your email address, and I'd love to have it to send updates your way.

Love to all three of you. Isaac is such a CUTIE!

-Carmen, Dale, Abigail, and Olivia