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Swinging monkeys

sunny 70 °F

On this beautiful, sunny day we had the good fortune to experience a treetop zip lining tour. Boquete Tree Trek picked us up in their open-air, no-seat-belts trailer and drove us a bone-rattling 7 kilometers up into the mountains. Once we arrived we needed to sign waivers for us and our kids that exempted the company from any responsibility should we need to go home in a body bag.

Our fabulously macho guides (Sue's opinion) suited us up in harnesses and hard hats.
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We were given a quick explanation of the do's and don'ts, and then Pearl was whisked away by her "taxi" guide.
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We only saw her twice in the next 1.5 hours, since she had to travel ahead of the group with her personal (hunky) guide, who would then work on a platform sending everyone else through. The entire zip line trek took us through 12 zip lines and across 14 platforms, some were located very high up in the trees. Every once in a while, we would pass by Pearl, who was "leashed" to the platform where her guide was working. Interesting babysitting technique. I wonder if she asked HIM for a snack or for help tying her shoes every five minutes...

Pearl and Henry were so incredibly brave, trusting, and happy throughout. It was really a wonderful adventure!
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To see photos and video of Pearl, check out her blog: http://globetrottersjr.travellerspoint.com/

Posted by skwclar 17:19 Archived in Panama

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