Climbing in the Redwoods

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By Gabrielle.

Have we talked about my blogging family lately? My sister is Jordan of Oh Happy Day. And my sister-in-law (married to my brother Jared) is Liz of Say Yes to Hoboken. Both of those ladies are crazy talented and it’s such a gift to be able to call them and talk shop about blogging. Our phone conversations include compelling topics like: What do you think of this idea for a new column? and Is the internet slow for you today? : )

Anyway, last month Jordan and Liz took their families to the famed Redwoods of Northern California, and spent a day zip-lining in the treetops. It was part of Hyundai’s Epic Playdate campaign and the idea was to have a true adventure with their families — a day spent trying something out of their comfort zone. There’s a gorgeous video of their experience and it made me gasp! Take a look:

Oh my goodness! Can you believe how high they are? That shot looking down made my stomach drop. Also. I’m dying over that footage of Jordan looking perfectly poised as she zip-lines (when she was actually feeling terrified). Oscar-worthy performance, yes? Hah! Mostly, I adore seeing my nephews. They are so cute I just want to eat them up.

Climbing in the Redwoods

It’s been awhile since we tried something daring, so seeing the video really got us craving our own family adventure. Whale watching, or an extended back-packing trip, or maybe we’ll even try some ice-climbing when we visit the fjords!

Climbing in the Redwoods

How about you? Does your family gravitate toward adventure? Or does something like zip-lining through the trees seem nuts to you? Are there any epic adventures on your calendar this year?