What a spectacular long weekend! I took Friday off to make it a 4 day weekend and also because I finally ‘cashed in’ on my bday present.
Yes…I got into a perfectly good plane and jumped out of it. And it was awesome. Since the jump I have probably said the word “awesome” at least 1000 times but that is the best way to describe it.
I was supposed to jump at 2pm. The day was gorgeous – sun was shining, barely any clouds in the sky, very hot…but very windy. I ended up having to wait until almost 6:30 for it to be safe enough to jump. The hubs and I just hung around and chilled. I kept waiting to be nervous and it just never happened. Not waiting around, not getting suited up, not in the plane…nothing. The only part that freaked me a bit was in the initial free fall. It was really hard to breathe and I just wasn’t expecting that so it scared me a bit. Once the chute is deployed, it is completely peaceful and just amazing. I paid the extra to get both pictures and video and I am glad I did - the quality of both the pics and video is amazing. The pics I posted here don't do them justice as all. The guys @ Skydive Swoop in Dundas did an amazing job and overall gave you a fantastic experience. They also encouraged my potty mouth so there are a few “F” bombs on the video which is just so me.
Getting ready to go up in the plane the size of my car:
Just about ready to jump:
See ya later bitches!
Ass over tea kettle @ 11,000 ft:
Coming in for a landing:
My awesome tandem master Chris..thanks for not letting me die. I found out after that "I" was his 1500th jump. Again..awesome-ness.
I am so happy that the hubs gave me the nudge to do something way out of my comfort zone and for me doing something I truly wanted to do.
Have you done something that scares you?