Monday, March 30, 2009

Jumping out of planes, and all sorts of fun

So saturday was THE day I got to jump out of a plane with my cousin Chelsea and about 9 other tandem jumpers/single jumpers/camera people. We got to the skydiving place around 1 and found out it was a 4 hour wait. My family had driven us, but they couldn't wait that long, and there was NO way Chelsea and me could deny this opportunity especially after we got there and saw the skilled filled with people gracefully floating in the sky. We HAD HAD HAD to do it! So after waiting four hours seeing everyone's numbers being called but ours it was OUR turn! We both went into the back room and got suited up, this is where my nerves set in. I wasn't exactly nervous but more anxious. My instructor kept reminding me and reminding me to just relax. He was very good at keeping my calm, not that I was freaking out but just needed a little reassurance.

The plane soon came in and before I knew it I was sitting on the plane. I felt like we were preparing for war or something, everyone was buckling up, snapping things here and there, at one point my instructor told me sit on his lap to to buckle us up. AH IM NOT READY. Well that's what I was saying in my head atleast. Since my instructor and I were the first in we were the last out. It went so quick though I was glad. We waddled to the door and out we went! Once I jumped out every worry disappeared and it was so awesome!

I'm counting down the days until I get to do it again. My video will be coming soon, but it needs just a little tweaking. The feeling of free falling was so beyong what I can even describe. It was a very free feeling. I loved it. Every second of it I loved! We had 60 seconds of free fall, and a 5 minute descent.
Who wants to go???!!!


Kathy said...

I'm in as soon as Ty turns 18. Loved the pictures. You looked like an Angel falling from Heaven with a guy strapped to your back. Congratulations Again. Love Kathy

Chelsea said...

Your pictures of when you first fall out are soo good.

brooke said...

awesome!!!! i wrote on your ma's page that i SO want to do this!! AAAHH!! definitely! c gets to all the fact he is doing it this morning...but to him it is just another day at the office...what a bum! awesome i cannot wait to see your video...the photos are the best!

p.s. i desperately want to move back to tomorrow would be terrific! oh, and you and cas are wrong my wrinkles tell me otherwise...haha

The Pecks said...

I think I will just be a spectator. I have a horrible fear of heights. I can't even do a climbing wall without shaking to death. But I can record it so count me in for that!!! You are brave!!!
Love you,
Aunt Lori

Klint said...

You are so brave! I thought you were going to wait for me though. Maybe some time we can do it together. Maybe if you keep doing it enough you could strap me to you. ......Maybe not. Anyway, great job and you are a daredevil. Are you sure my sister is your Mom?????

lexiedawn said...

yes it was a blast!...i really need to spell check my posts iv come to realize, but ya it was a blast and i expect you all to join me..uncle klint get your ankle better and by that time ill be certified and I'll be YOUR instructor muahah. Aunt lori you and my mom could conquer your fears together and do it!