You work hard all week, so your weekend should be fun right? Unfortunately life often takes over, and we’re forced to do things which we’d rather not do. Like the time your best friend called and asked if you’d like to watch their cat while they’re on weekend trip to NYC - you do it, but you’d rather not. We think that ziplining is the perfect weekend (or weekday!) activity, but know that many people haven’t tried. So, we decided to create a list of boring weekend activities that ziplining is way more fun than.
1. Visiting the in-laws
Really, you should enjoy spending time with your in-laws. They have cared for and raised the person that you love, often they’re the ones who help you pay for your wedding, help you move house, and babysit your children. But spending time with them can seem like chore. You have to listen to your father-in-law brag about his last golf trip to Myrtle Beach over brunch, and fake-laugh at his terrible Dad jokes.
2. Helping someone move house
If you’ve ever had to help someone move house you were probably bribed with the promise of beer and pizza, and sure that sounds like a great deal - until you realize how much stuff you’ve got to move. They have boxes upon boxes filled with their entire lives, from Grandma’s old cooking books to the entire Big Bang Theory boxset. None of their furniture was designed to fit through doors, so you have to take apart and put together their Fjällbo TV stand without the instructions. And when you finally get the beer and pizza you can’t enjoy it because their new sofa hasn’t been delivered yet!
3. Doing laundry
Who actually likes laundry? No one! If you’ve ever lived in college dorms or an apartment you’ll have learnt to loathe laundry. You bundle a week’s worth of washing into your basket, grab your detergent, and lug it all the way down to the basement, to find there’s no machines open. You then have to shell out $6 dollars to wash and dry a single load - what a farce! No matter how hard you try, this hatred towards laundry carries through when you get your own washer and dryer.
Gardening isn’t fun. At all. That’s all we have to say on this one.
5. Grocery shopping
You probably wouldn’t class grocery shopping as a fun activity, unless you happen to be an extreme couponer. Granted, you do find some weird and wonderful things in Target and Walmart, but that still doesn’t make it an enjoyable experience. No matter the time of day you shop it’s always busy. You have to dodge and weave your way through aisles littered with abandoned shopping carts. Fondle dozens of fruit and veg until you find one that isn’t battered and bruised. When you’re finally ready to pay, you have to find one of the three open registers, and wait behind an annoyingly loud family.
6. Cleaning your car
Don’t you just hate it when your car is filthy? You’ve got countless empty wrappers strewn across your footwell, a trunk full of trash, and a windshield covered in dirt. All you really need is a bucket of soapy water, a sponge, and a hose, as well as some old fashioned elbow grease, and you’re good to go. But the thought of all of that hard work just isn’t appealing. So, you’ll probably just cheat and let a group of fundraising students wash it for $10 instead.
Now we might be a little biased, but we’re pretty confident that ziplining is way more fun than anything we just mentioned. You soar hundreds of feet above scenic hills and hollows, through the canopy at speeds of up to 50 mph, witnessing breathtaking views.
Aerie’s Resort, located on the river bluffs at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, is proud to boast a brand new course featuring nine exhilarating lines. Book your next weekend adventure here.