Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I did it!

Kim Watters here. Well, I did it. Something I thought I'd never do. I climbed out on the clear platform of the Willis (Sears) Tower on the 103rd floor during our recent vacation to Chicago. Okay, so I was practically hyperventilating....and freaked out but I couldn't let my kids get the best of me. Unfortunately I don't have a picture that I can post to prove it because my camera died. I did shell out $32 for the pictures they took but I don't have a scanner so you'll have to use your imagination.

Here's a photo courtesy of the Willis Tower website though to give you an idea. It's giving me the shivers just looking at it.

How did I do it?

I prayed....and didn't look down!

But I did it. So next time you're in Chicago, you've got to try it. If you dare. Trust me. If this chicken can do it, so can you. Closing your eyes also works as well.


  1. U R crazy! I can scan pics in for u.

  2. Hi Kim:

    I don’t think I would do that. My body tells me it is not a good idea to walk out into midair. But then I have no problem flying a light plane at any altitude. My body says: “Sure I’ll sit in a plane.” Fear is very selective.

    All I can say is: “Good for you!”


  3. You're more of a woman than I am, Kim...I never would have made it up that far in the first place. I get physically ill if I have to ride in an elevator...and I probably couldn't go up more than a few flights of stairs before dizziness and/or vertigo set in. I get sick to my stomach just going through areas of a city with buildings more than just a few stories tall.

    But good for you...and I'm sure your kids are proud of you for enjoying that memory with them. =)

  4. Yes I am Debbie! :) Where do you live? I'll stop by and let you scan away. Hi Vince. I'm with you. Thanks. Hi Jenny. Wow. That sounds debilitating. I hope you don't have to ride elevators or go too high too often. Fortunately for me it's a fear of falling, not a fear of heights. And yes, the kids still talk about it. :)

  5. It's not just an aversion to heights, Kim....I also have an aversion to falling. I also do not like bridges very much either...especially suspension or 'erector set' bridges or those over large expanses of water. Yikes. As far as it being debilitating...thankfully I don't go places that make it necessary to use elevators very often. =)

  6. You seem to have had lots of fun but I would never... I not even cross some glass walks that exist in the nearest Mall ahahahah.
    Go up the stairs ok, as many as needed - though my record is 23 floors - but to stay on top of a glass enough time to have a picture (and I only take smilling pictures ;)) no way.
    You get the trophee, Kim. Well done!

  7. Kim, I think I would hyperventilate too! :)

    Congrats on being brave!

  8. I can relate Jenny. Thanks for reminding me about those bridges. Ugh. I even used to avoid the grates in the Chicago sidewalks because they were pretty deep. My daughter remindedme of that on our visit and I jumped out of the way! Thanks Teresa. Not sure I like shopping that much anyway! 23 flights of stairs? You win. Couldn't do taht any more. Missy, I was! :) Thanks for stopping by everyone.

  9. Wow, you are brave! I'd seriously have a heart attack if I did that. No joke. I can't drive over high bridges or even high mountains. lol I admire your courage!

  10. :) Karen. Like I said though, I didn't look down.


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