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14 Sep, 2008

I am alive

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa|Photography

 Zip lining!

I did it! Yay me! Now I must go pour myself a beer.

8 Responses to "I am alive"

1 | porter

September 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm


when you said zip lining i had no idea it would be that high up or that long…OMG! good for you.

2 | Karen

September 14th, 2008 at 4:46 pm


That’s wonderful! Enjoy the beverage. ;)

3 | Ginger

September 14th, 2008 at 6:06 pm


That is an amazing picture. What a fun and beautiful experience it must have been!

4 | Chantal

September 14th, 2008 at 8:11 pm


OH that looks like fun!!! Did the kids do it with you?

5 | Julie

September 15th, 2008 at 8:22 am


Yeay! I bet you had a big smile the whole way down.

6 | Sharon

September 15th, 2008 at 2:26 pm


OMG NOT ON YOUR LIFE! OK mine you did it but no way I could do it.
I’m hyperventlating for you.
Glad you were brave enough to do it.
Now I need a beer after seeing that shot.

7 | J.

September 19th, 2008 at 5:44 am


Yeahhh! That’s awesome!

8 | Writing. Leaping. Landing. >> a peek inside the fishbowl

September 15th, 2009 at 7:42 am


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