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November 6, 2015 travel fallfoliage

Fall Foliage, Day 51 - Felton and Bear, Delaware

This morning I made poached eggs again - I’m getting the hang of it now! If only I had some English muffins and Canadian bacon…

Once Christian was up, we headed out to Bear, Delaware for a treetop adventure course. After stopping at Best Buy for a GoPro and Chipotle for burritos (E. coli risk? #worthit), we arrived just in the nick of time for the orientation.

The course was at Lums Pond State Park, where I originally wanted to stay but their campground is closed for electrical maintenance. The course was not as good as the one in Stowe - it had more integrated ziplines back and forth across a cove of the pond, which was cool, but I wasn’t nearly as challenged by the obstacles themselves. By the time we finished at Stowe I felt like I had gotten a workout (my arms were numb!) but here I just mostly walked across things. Less arm strength needed.

Course complete!Course complete!

Also, it was way more crowded, possibly due to the fact that it was raining and 50º. I think there were 8-10 other people in our group, which meant that there was a lot of time spent waiting to be able to go across an obstacle or even get up into the trees again since you climb back up after each zipline. Their safety system was still very safe - double carabiners for redundancy plus a separate D-ring for clipping into Tarzan swings etc., but the magnet-based click-its at Stowe made it physically impossible to unclip completely since they were linked together - one open, one closed at all times.

Bottom line - if you’ve never done an obstacle course in the trees before, it might be fun, but if you have (especially at Stowe), it might not be worth your time/money to do this one as well.

For dinner we went to Aqua Sol, a restaurant at a nearby marina. We actually wound up sitting at the bar to eat because they had Happy Hour appetizer specials there (but not at the regular tables).

Sunset on the lakeSunset on the lake

Conch frittersConch fritters

Seared tuna tostadaSeared tuna tostada

Seasonal veggie spring rollSeasonal veggie spring roll

When we got back to the campground I continued filling out applications and following up with adoption agencies.


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