When Trisha and I decided to do our 3rd Brandcation event right here in Pensacola, I knew I wanted to show the attendees everything the Gulf Coast has to offer. Obviously we knew the Beach is a big attraction, but there are soooo many other things to do here!! Since Trisha and I went tubing about a dozen times last summer, I thought it would be a perfect way to spend the day with 31 of my closest Bloggy Buddies. When I learned that Adventures Unlimited now has ziplining – I knew I had found the absolute perfect way to spend the main day of Brandcation.
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We began our day bright and early with Ziplining with the two best guides in the place – Jacques and Kevin. (yes, each group says that, but ours really were the best… #justsayin) We had an absolute blast, and since I had been ziplining before at the last Brandcation, I knew what to expect. I was so beyond proud when the rest of my crew – Joy, Maryanne, Sheri, Theresa, Coleen, Jenn, and Denise – sailed through the air like pros.
After all 32 of us “flew” through the air on our Ziplines, we all gathered for lunch on the deck and then headed off to float down Coldwater Creek for four miles of screaming laughter, “graceful” maneuvering on the tubes, and paddling like maniacs to keep from getting hung up on stumps in the middle of the river. I was put in charge of the water cooler, so I not only was trying to maneuver myself, but trying to keep from clothes-lining everyone I passed with the rope to the cooler… it was quite a feat.
Tubing is one of my all time favorite ways to stay cool on a Summer afternoon (umm, can I just say “yay for fresh water and no sand!?!”) and having 31 friends with me made it THAT much better.
By the time we all made it back to the main cabin we were exhausted from laughing and paddling all day long. It was the perfect way to spend the main day of Brandcation. Thank you again a million times over to Jack Sandborn and his awesome crew at Adventures Unlimited. I know that me, Toni, Joy, Denise, and Trisha will be seeing you all again very very soon!