For the final weekend of summer before the kids are back in school we headed to the mountains of Crowsnest Pass. It was a great day of riding the quads and enjoying the views and the people we were with. The forest fires in Washington were still filling the sky with smoke but it was a relatively clear day and we had a great time.
Loved reminiscing about this trip from 2011! I recently found some old footage from a trip we took with some friends to the Caribbean. We spent a number of days cruising from island to island and had so much fun. One of the excursions we went on was at the Tree Top Adventure Park in St. Lucia. The zip lines there were so much fun and the staff were great! If you will be in St. Lucia I highly recommend the Tree Top Adventure Park Zip Lines.
I have quite a large bucket list of things that I want to do an accomplish. But I have had the opportunity to knock quite a few things off that list. I’ve put together some clips of some of those things.
Things checked off the list in this video:
Skydiving (the free-fall was the best part)
Swimming with sharks in Hawaii (with my daughter)
Meet / Play basketball with Michael Jordan
Zip-Lines (Whitefish Mountain, Montana)
Air Chair water skiing (Lake 5, Montana – wasn’t good at this at all!)
Dog Sledding (with my wife – it was her present to me for my birthday)
Swimming with dolphins on the Big Island of Hawaii (with my son and daughter)
Visit Greece (with my wife)
Fly gliders in Hawaii (so cool seeing the whales as we flew out over the ocean)
Visit Africa (with my wife)
Professional Rodeo Cowboy – Steer Wrestler (in the video: Innisfail Pro Rodeo, Red Deer Pro Rodeo, Calgary Stampede)
Razr and Dirt Biking in the mountains
Climb Old Chief
Caribbean Cruise (with my wife and some friends)
Helicopter Ride over Hoover Dam (with buddies Jeremy and Tyson)
Last week I had the opportunity to take a youth group from our church down to the West Glacier area in Montana to camp. It is a beautiful area in the mountains with a lot to do. We spent a day with Glacier Raft Company doing some white water rafting. The water levels were lower than average the it was a little cool that day, but we still had an excellent time. I would definitely recommend Glacier Raft Company.
We also spent a day at Whitefish Mountain. I have spent a lot of time on the mountain skiing in the winters but I’ve never experienced any of their summer adventures before. Some of our group spent their time in the Aerial Adventure Park and had a great time. I took a group on the Zip-Line Tours and we loved every minute of it. Soaring high above the ski slopes, over ravines & through the trees was a great experience. With some of the lines reaching up to 1,900 feet in length and as high as 300 feet above the trees it was a great adventure. We had the opportunity to enjoy seven different lines, all with breathtaking views of the mountains. It’s definitely an activity I’m happy to refer others to.
This is a short video of three of the zip-lines at Whitefish Mountain
I’ve had some great opportunities to have some fun and stretch myself in the past year. I’ve decided that I no longer want to have those things on my bucket list that might happen sometime in the future. I’ve decided to start knocking those things off the list. It’s been great. I’ve had to stretch myself a bit and I’ve had to step out of my comfort zone. But, wow, have we had some fun.
It started when my wife and I took some of our team members and went skydiving!
Then most recently, my daughter and I went swimming with the sharks in Hawaii!
I don’t know what is next, but I’ve promised my team that we’ll do something fun in 2014! This is what it’s all about. Don’t coast through life, step out of your comfort zone, have fun and make your mark on the world!