We had each made a list of things we wanted to do, and this wall walking thing was on my list. I was delighted that despite a lot of "thinking about it" she decided to join me on this project. She certainly knows how to make walking on walls a really fun and hilarious experience. For me that is, I'm not sure if it was that for her!
I don't believe she has "Acrophobia" which is described by Wikipedia as "...an extreme or irrational fear of heights...." because if that were the case she would not be even discussing the possibility of going up on the wall at all. But here she was, a very game lady making her way up a seemingly very flimsy winding staircase. Out in the open air, wind blowing through her hair as she ascended higher and higher.
I remembered cats who had climbed trees and then frose and would not come down due to the sudden fear of heights, or falling or being attacked by an angry bird...anyways I was worried Wilma might freese on this staircase on her way up to the top of the wall. What would I do? Call the fire department? Not in this situation, it would have to be a military helicopter and a guy being winched down to pluck her off the stairs....! That would not be good!
Now I was panicking and rushed to meet her there on the stairs to "talk" her up.
Here are some photos I took as we made our way along, taken from the top of the wall.
By the time we were done, we were hot and tired. But we had one more surprise...When we came off the wall we were near the entrance to the wailing wall from the south side. As we came around the corner and approached, this is what we saw!
We entered the Wailing Wall area and took the time to pray prayers of "praise and thanksgiving" for having survived the ordeal.