DAVENPORT, Iowa - Salvador Lopez is a Davenport native who is known to all at "Chavo". But, after decades of living in the city, he never thought he'd do something like this.
"I worked here when I was 15 years old," says Lopez, "but I never thought I'd be coming down the side of the building."
"Unless there was a fire or something," as he chuckles.
Lopez will now see the historic Blackhawk Hotel from a new height.
When asked about how he feels right now, all he could do was simply laugh and respond "pretty high."
He raised $1,200 for the local Big Brother Big Sisters of Mississippi Valley. All to rappel down the 11-story hotel, safely.
"I thought I just had to go down by the rope," he says. "Otherwise, it's going to be kind of hard, but I think I can make it."
And just like Spiderman, this Army veteran glides down 140 feet. Effortlessly.
"This is a lot of fun," he comments as he descends.
But, the thrill of the heights was nothing compared to what was waiting for him on the ground: his family and friends.
And a final song, sung by everyone watching, for another mile marker in his life: his 90th birthday.
Proving at any age, new adventures are on the horizon.
"I'm excited as a 90 year-old could be."