Did any of you see that guy walk across the Grand Canyon on a type rope yesterday? It was shown on the Discovery Channel. The kids wanted to see it in lieu of movie night, so we parked ourselves in front of the television and watched the spectacle.
The man was on the wire for over twenty minutes without a tether or safety net - 1400 feet above the canyon floor! Completely insane! I was pretty nervous for him when he had to stop and kneel a few times because the wire was starting to bounce too much. But somehow he did it. He now has the distinction of being the first person to walk across the Grand Canyon on a two inch rope.
Now my son has some big ideas.
"Mama, do you want to know what I'm going to do when I grow up?" he asked.
I looked at the kid. "I certainly hope it's not walk across the canyon on a type rope!"
"No, Mama. It's even better."
I gave him my squinty eye look. "What do you have in mind, Bubba?"
"I'm going to walk on a type rope all the way to the moon!"
Uh, right. Good luck with that, kid!