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Ever wonder what Oprah does over her spring break? This year, she started her vacation in Arizona with a trip to the Miraval Spa, a destination dedicated to getting healthy and challenging your life. And she wasn't alone—she and Gayle spent five days with 50 women who won an O, The Oprah Magazine contest and 10 women who won an Oprah.com sweepstakes.

Oprah says one of the funniest moments of the trip happened when she and Gayle decided to try an exercise called A Swing and A Prayer on a challenge course. "They attach you to a cable and then they pull you up 40 feet in the air, and then it's up to you to decide when to let go. And you swing like a pendulum back and forth," Oprah says.

Oprah went first, but when Gayle got up in the air, she nearly had a "nervous breakdown." "It's going to feel like a roller coaster, that's all," Oprah tells Gayle. "I hate roller coasters," Gayle says, clinging to the rope.

Oprah says she couldn't help but laugh. "I laughed till I almost peed on myself," she says. "Then I realized she was really, really, really scared. … I still kept laughing."
FROM: Letters to Oprah 2007
Published on March 26, 2007


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