HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
To all of you wonderful bloggin' moms out there!!
May your day be filled with love, joy, and special
Now I would like to share a little something
about myself that you don't know yet...
I have a not-so-secret desire to skydive!!!
Yes!! You heard it right!! I want to be
attached to an experienced jumper, go up
in a plane til we reach 13500 feet, jump out
with said jumper...
FREEFALL 9000 ft., and then feel us get
jerked upward as the chute is pulled
and we float gracefully through the bright
blue sky and begin to descend
down to our designated landing spot.
NOT SO FAST THERE, BECKY!!!
Well, I was going to do a tandem jump for
my 40th birthday. Only problem was when my
birthday rolled around, I was 7 1/2 mos PREGGO!!
Someone said to me then "God is just trying to keep
you from doing something really stupid!"
Ever since then, I have lost my nerve!!
Whenever I am up in the Deland area, about
20 minutes north, I like to go watch other people
jump if I have the time.
Today my niece and I did have some time, so
we went. She had never seen them jump before.
This is Skydive Deland!! It is suppose to
be the premier skydive spot in North America.
Teams come from around the world to practice
here. I've watched the teams and it is so cool!!
The jumpers fly in right over your head, and
you can hear their chutes flapping in the wind.
I just love it!! Lots of people go just to watch
(or they're trying to work up the nerve to jump!!)
Jumping is his hobby, but he has considered
joining a jumping team.
Here is Dave after he nailed his landing
and gathered up his chute.
He was nice enough to indulge this ol' gal
and discuss jumping with me. He has jumped
over 600 times and speaks confidently of the safety
of this sport. He encouraged me in my fitness
pursuit, and said that you are never too old to jump!!
(I don't know about that but I liked hearing it!!)
So... any of my girls out there wanna join me
if I can work up the nerve???
They video your whole ride down, too, and
you get to keep it!!
WOULD YOU, COULD YOU,
JUMP FROM A PLANE????
Please do tell!!!!
Have a joyful day!!