Yesterday me and some of my friends went on a once in a lifetime adventure in Chicago for my best friends birthday party! We got to try trapeze and eat really good cupcakes all in one day! I sadly didn’t get that many pictures, but luckily I videotaped lots of the amazing experience. I hope you enjoy the video and the travel diary!
I used a Gopro Hero 5 to film my clips and Imovie to edit and create my video. The song in the video is “Young Volcanos” by Fall Out Boy.
To start off are day, we all had to get dropped of at Grace’s house. I was super worried about running behind, because it seemed like I kept forgetting everything I needed. Luckily, I made good time, and was able to get Dunkin without being late. We all waited for everyone to show up, and then we were offered ham and turkey sandwiches, chips, and bottles of water for the 45 minute drive. While the sandwiches did look good, Subway always seems to make me sick so I just had a bag of Lays and iced coffee. What a smart way to start my day.
One everyone grabbed their sandwiches, we then began to separate into the 2 cars we were going to be driving in. While most people went with Grace’s mom. Me, Grace, and her friend Sarah all went with Grace’s sister Abby, because we knew her pretty well and it wouldn’t be awkward.
Our car ride was spent jamming out to pop and country music, and I almost forgot we were about to fly mid air holding onto a scary bar and swinging around. Key word here is ALMOST.
Once we finally made it to TSNY Chicago, we found the parking lot without too much trouble, grabbed all our things and went into the Chicago Park District. Then we made our way to the trapeze school
Once we got inside and started looking around, I realized how terrified I am of heights, just watching people swing around (with no harness) and even flip off the bar make me want to puke.
They started with telling us to take off all of our jewelry and anything else like that. Sadly they told me we could not use the Gopro wristlet to videotape the trapezing. Luckily we would be very close to the swing so I could still get clips for my video.
Once we finally started getting ready to climb, thats when all of my nerves started to kick in, my stomach was hurting and I felt dizzy for some reason.
We started off with a “simple trick” where you start with your hands on the bar, swing your legs and put your knees on the bar, and let go with your hands. While I did know that was not hard, I started to get really nervous.
I was the 4th person to go, so while I was getting ready, I watched my friends try and succeed to do the trick.
Let me just say, the ladder to go up onto the platform was horrifying, it would not stop shaking and I was terrified that I would fall off.
Once I got up there, it was over, there was no way I would jump off the platform without passing out or puking in the process. I was so embarrassed over my fear of heights, but luckily my friends were super supportive and didn’t laugh at me for chickening out and crying about it.
For a while, I just sat their cringing at the trapeze wondering why I would ever want to fling myself into the air. But with a little tough love from my mom and kind support from my friends, I went up the scary ladder and tried again.
Once I got up there, I started bawling like a baby, it took me almost five minutes to even stand on the edge of the platform. Once I had shed all the tears left in me, I finally swung on the trapeze, but I still wouldn’t do any of the fancy tricks that everyone else was doing.
Once I got down, I just kept videotaping and watching while my friends did some crazy tricks. Once our time finished I went one more time just so I could get video proof that I went trapezing.
After that we went to Smallcakes for these AMAZING cupcakes, I got cookies and cream, it was AMAZING. The cupcake tasted really similar to the cupcake at Be our Guest in Disney World.
After we finished our cupcakes, we all sadly had to go home so Grace and her family could celebrate.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed my travel diary!