Just before my own adventures with Janice and Mark, as a treat for Ruy's birthday, we went to an Amazonian Adventure park, one of several in Spain with this one being just outside Granada in the stunning scenery of the Natural Park of the Sierra Huetor.
The drive alone up through the pine forests was a treat in itself.
Once there, Romy and Ruy had an absolutely brilliant time. Mateo had intended doing it but wasn't allowed on the adult course without one of us two going with him...I ruled myself out on the grounds of any number of reasons and FR has such a damaged knee that it would have been silly of him to even try. So, in the end, Mateo acted as support and encouragement to the other two and took himself off on a couple of nice long walks.
The photos just speak for themselves....
|Fitting the harnesses...|
|And they're away...|
|The 'wheeee' bit!|
|Moving on to the harder stuff...|
|Not the best sight ahead for Ruy....stranded explorer about to be rescued....took about fifteen minutes to get this poor chap down after he'd missed his footing and fallen.|
|One of Romy's favourite parts|
|This is quite high up now...|
|My explorer daughter...must be the youngest (and tallest) 9 year old to do the course.|
|This was probably the most difficult - Ruy absolutely up to the challenge.|
|Walking in the air.|
At the end, both Ruy and Romy were quite exhilarated. Romy reckoned it was the 'best thing ever'. And we finished off the day with a drive into the National Park, where we collected some of the biggest pine cones ever, and had a lovely picnic...a day to remember!
Anyone looking for a great place to go with children around Granada - I can highly recommend the 'Aventura Amazonia' near Viznar.