I've lived here all my life and never been here. Mostly because of my insane fear of heights. But also because I used to smoke and didn't know if I could hack the climb. Life's to short, and I don't smoke anymore, so why not give it a try?! My husband said, "if you can't go all the way, we'll turn around". All the while knowing that if I started it, I was going to finish it.
It took me about 85 minutes to go all the way up, take in the view, and all the way back down. All 742 (or so) steps. The biggest challenge for me was that the steps were not all uniform. Some were taller than others, some were wider than others, and I had to continue to change how I went up. Of course my thigh and calf were on fire, and even though it really hurts today, it was still worth every step!
|My youngest patiently waiting for me to catch up. If you look closely you can tell that you can not see the end of the steps. This was closer to the bottom.|
|100 feet tall rickety tower...no thanks! But my family was brave enough!|
|View from the top of the tower. That's the ball field where many games are held.|
|Elba Church - view from the bottom of the tower|
I am definitely crossing this one off the bucket list. Thank you Lord!