Livin’ On The Edge
My daughter, niece and I walked on the edge of the CN Tower. It was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world holding that record from 1975-2007. Now it holds another Guinness Book of World Records record as the highest external walk on a building at 356 metres (1168 feet) above the streets of Toronto. It’s pretty high up there.
You’d think since I about panicked on the roller coaster, that this would have me in cold sweats. It didn’t. I’m proud to report that I loved every second of it. The first ‘activity’ they made us do was a bit intimidating but I kept it together, put my toes over Toronto and the rest was smooth sailing. It helped that the view was incredible, the day warm with little wind, and the company spectacular. I think there is something to be said for extreme heights not being as scary as looking over a third storey balcony. The perspective is different when you are dealing with atmosphere rather than ground. Whatever the reason, it was hard to wipe the smile off our faces for a long time. Not kidding, it was the most extreme of my adventures and the most satisfying. What a rush.
If you get a chance to do this–say yes! My only advice is book your time when you know the weather. I’d originally looked at this months ago and had talked myself out of it. But then my niece told me she was going to do it anyway and I realized my FOMO would be a problem if she did go without me. So I found myself on the top of the CN Tower in the middle of the week looking out on the city I love to call home. Thanks, Toronto for all that you offer an adventurer/explorer/crazy person such as myself.
Pssst: Did you notice that I now only have eight adventures to go?! I’ve already completed 4 of them and am compiling those videos, 2 others are happening this week, and the last two will happen before the end of the month. October 1st is my actual 50th birthday and I’d hoped to be completed everything by then. But, plans change, winds change (hint to what might be to come), and I have to forgive myself for missing the deadline because this was a lofty goal and not all the items I had planned panned out. Tackling 50 items off my life list in 50 weeks was a ridiculous goal, to begin with. Even God got 52 days off in a year.
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