I went to my Junior League retreat this past weekend dears, and I had this much F.U.N. like capital letters fun. To be honest, I was not expecting it to be fun. I expected to look at my watch every second praying it was time to go. Not the case. I looked at my watch only a few times to be amazed at how fast time was passing! What a great group of girls I had in my group!!!! First we had an exercise where we had to go through these cords. We had to figure out a way to get all the girls to the other side. The cords formed a spiderweb type formation and some holes were small, some were big, some were angled, etc. We could only use a hole once. We all had to work together in order to get our team members to the other side. We had like 18 girls which = 18 different personalities. We got all of our girls over to the other side and had lots of fun strategizing our plan to do so. Secondly, we had to do a ropes course. It took our whole team to do it. We all had to wear harnesses. Some girls were on the belay team. This mean that we were all hooked to a central line, and there would be a single individual hooked up at the very end of the line. The farther the belay team walked back the higher we could raise the single individual. We raised the individual to a pod in the air. From that point, your rope connected to your harness was then connected to a line, and you had to walk across the metal beams that moved as you stepped on them to the next pod. Once, you made it to the second pod, your rope was hooked up to a zip line. Then, you just pushed off and held onto your rope til you got to the last pod. From this point, your rope was hooked up to a line and you had to climb across a cargo net. Once to the middle, you were let down. Then, you went to the belay team to relieve someone else so they may do the ropes course. I was very nervous at first, but it turned out really fun!
This isn't the complete course. This is just some of the stuff. But, it will give you an idea of how high we were actually up in the air. The pods are the circle silvery looking things. Our ropes' course was set up a little different. Although we rode the zip line to the pod that is closest to the long ladder looking thing. It's scary looking at it!!!
After the ropes course, we did the rock wall. You can kind of see it in the picture above. I have never rock climbed before. Even though, I've gone up a size since last year:( I still consider myself a pretty athletic person. I'm also the once I start something I'm gonna finish it kind of person as well. I never like to go first. I like to go after a few people so I can figure out my plan. I went and the girls all said I was the fastest person in our group. I made it ALL the way to the top with no help and rang that bell. The way I envisioned myself was something like Spiderman on the wall. Ha! I didn't have to have my team shouting me telling me which "rock" to choose or anything. I scaled that wall!!! It was really really fun! Here's a few more pictures. None of the people in these pictures are from my retreat but pics from the Bridges website. If you've been in JL or are starting it this year, what was your retreat like???? Hope you lovelies had a fab weekend!!!