News, but not the serious kind
You’re kidding me, right? Right?
Blog Guy, everybody knows you give the best travel advice. I’m out of my mind, like totally nuts, and I’m looking for a good vacation spot.
Have you been to that viewing platform I wrote about in the Bavarian Alps?
Of course. Opening day.
How about The Ledge at the Sears Tower in Chicago?
Done it four times.
Jeez. Hmmm. Are you willing to go to Canada?
Then you should try this new tourist attraction at the CN Tower in Toronto, where you can traipse around an open-mesh metal walkway almost a quarter of a mile above the ground. There’s no guard rail.
Whoa! There’s nothing holding you?
Yeah, there’s a thin strap, for whatever that’s worth. I know some folks who did it, and they’re crazy, too.
Thank you, Blog Guy! That sounds like just what I’m looking for! What should I wear?
Everybody wears jumpsuits. Bright red, presumably so as not to alarm pedestrians so much when you hit the sidewalk.
Say, they don’t have any kind of silly rules or regulations there, do they?
What? I have to be sober and I can’t take my grenades with me? Those Canadians just don’t understand fun, do they?
Top: A reporter leans over the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the “EdgeWalk” on the CN Tower in Toronto, July 27, 2011. Participants are strapped in to a harness that is attached to a guard rail while walking around the catwalk on the structure 1,168 feet off the ground.
Right: Reporters walk on the edge of the catwalk.
Left: Feet are seen in a view from the catwalk.
Bottom right: Lightning strikes the CN Tower during a thunderstorm in Toronto May 29, 2011.
REUTERS photos by Mark Blinch