Monday, July 25, 2016

Finca Filadelfia and an adventure in the trees

Finca Filadelfia is a coffee plantation and resort in Antigua.  They offer tours of the plantation and coffee factory and horseback riding.  But, we went there in this vehicle... ZIPLINE through the trees and over a canyon with a view of one of the volcanoes.

The plantation seemed to be on the outskirts of Antigua as it took about 15 minutes to get here from our hotel. Then, we drove up, up, up a winding road to get to the top where our adventure began.

Ziplining has been on my "bucket list" for a long time but I was probably the most nervous about going.  Kyle had been before.  Grace is a daredevil.  Nana? I am not sure what she was thinking.  But we all did it!

There was a series of 8 cable lines.  The first one was very short - you could see the platform on the other side.

They got longer and longer until the one that was over the canyon.  They said that one was about 800 feet long and we were supposed to turn our body around to see the view.  The guide went with Grace on this one since she was not heavy enough to get all the way across on her own.

Here's Grace flying through the trees:

And Nana running and leaping off the platform:

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