Last night, just before sunset, my new friends and I went to the Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_T._Mahoney_State_Park).
We headed up a very tall observation tower (Walter Scott Jr. Observation Tower) to watch the sunset.
The tower sat on a bluff that overlooked the Lower Platte River. Since Nebraska is pretty flat, one can see far from the top of the tower.
I started running up and got to teh third floor. Suddenly, I realized that the structure had hollow circles on the floor and it rocked (from the others on the tower and from the wind).
My fear of heights kicked in.
I do not mean a casual fear, but a death grip on the guardrail-type fear. I was able to move a little, but not much….
My friends came back down to check on me. A sweet teenager (from our group) took my hand and (by also grabbing the guardrail) I walked to the top. I was still frightened up there, so he stayed with me and held my hand while I walked around and took pictures. (The young man seemed like an angel to me. I knew I would be safe with him. FYI – He is a 17 year old exchange student from Japan.)
Here are some of the pictures…
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