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Walking the Ghostly Gangplank

Mall of America
Minneapolis, Minn.
August 6, 2011

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While Jen & Ellie shopped for shoes, Em & I donned safety harnesses and made our way up the Ghostly Gangplank, tucked against the far wall of Mall of America's indoor amusement park. It's a technicolor ropes course, with the roller-coasters and funnel-cake stands for scenery instead of a canopy of trees. I felt pretty secure most of the time, confident of the cabling, as I walked on ropes and narrow beams 50 feet above the ground. The only moment I felt a little unsteady was at the highest level, where you can walk out on the gangplank to ring a bell and call attention to yourself high above the crowds.