Saturday, September 27, 2014

At the end of "The Strip" lies Historic Downtown Branson.  Situated to the East is Lake Taheycomo, looking more like a river than a lake.

As I'm walking down the promenade bordering the lake, I notice this cable suspended across to the other side.  It piqued my curiosity and I've got to go check it out.

It's a zip line!... but different than most.  It has a chair-like seat attached to the cable.  After finding out that Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline is running a special for the day, unlimited rides all day long, I decide, Ah, what the heck... I'm in!

I'm wondering about this idea soon after I sit down, as I now notice there's no 3 point harness system, just a seat belt.  I convince myself that their rig looks to be of a permanent nature, so I kick off my sandals, lose the hat (before I lose the hat), hand the camera over to the operators and ask if they wouldn't mind snapping a few.

They didn't mind at all!  They were more than happy to accommodate and actually seemed to enjoy their "selfie-fest".  I had such a good laugh that evening when I unloaded the pics from the camera.

View from the top.

Up and down, up and down, back and forth, back and forth.  There was no one else in line, so I just kept riding until I had my fill.


  1. Looks like you've got some new zippers to go! Guess who got married @ St. Hyacinth Basilica (Just found out that "She" paid for the whole shindig) also wondering if Ben has a plack would think it would be the least they could do. OH !!! By the way I found "The Book" online last night which lists Bernard AKA "Ben".
    Juice on

  2. So, have you decided to introduce yourself as "Zipper" from now on?

  3. Just think of the jokes...could be a good one, but still favoring Be-jouled.

  4. That looks so fun! The last shot is great, looks like your embracing the world.