Monday, April 22, 2013

50th Year Finale- SKYDIVING

This was a fantastic year. it started with a wonderful Caribbean Cruise with my hubby and will end my last month of being 50 with skydiving. At the beginning of the year I had no desire to skydive, but as I was considering what to do for April, I knew I wanted to go out big!
Sven was with me, but I kept him as ground crew in case he didn't care for free falling.

Pre-flight and pre-jump instruction included how we were to be situated in the plane. The very small plane, I might add,
We will be attached at this point and crawl forward on our knees.
Then he will step out....
Then I will step out and assume the position! Arms crossed, in tight, ready to fly!

Once we're out the door the most important thing is for me to do what I've been told ahead of time. It is so noisy falling at 100+mph that you can't hear a thing.
Time for the gear.



A quick prayer.....no, not really. Ok, how are we all going to fit? The pilot is wearing the sandals, (he will be the only one in a seat) the guy with the white tennis shoes will be attached to me and the two other guys are going out for fun. Yep, that's 5 of us in that plane.

It was like putting together a puzzle, but they know how everything fits. (very cozy!) I had to put a seat belt on too and that was pretty comical.  The door closed and we were up up and away...

It was cloudier then we really wanted so we had to climb to 11, 500.
Love this photo.
Ta-Da!! Landed safely and it was so awesome!


56 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh. What a finale and an incredible jubilee year.

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  2. What a wonderful way to end the year! I ended my 50th year by getting laid off from work .... but look where I am now. It was a blessing in disguise! Congratulations ... you are braver than I.

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  3. Great way to celebrate your 50th--------you will have stories to tell for a long time. You go girl!

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  4. Wonderful photos! You must've been glad to get out of that cramped tiny plane .... even if it was 11,500 feet up!! Wouldn't have got me in it in the first place of course!
    Hilda

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  5. I admire you very much. You are so brave. It must have been quite an experience!!! I'm glad you had a safe landing!!!!

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  6. I knew it! You already climbed a mountain so the sky dive was all I could think of that might be a great climax to your exciting year. You are much, much braver than me. I would never willingly jump out of a plane. I don't like roller coasters, ferris wheels. None of that stuff. Now what is the next big milestone? Sixty?

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  7. Cool! Glad it was you and not me! lol Congrats on a fabulous year!

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  8. So happy for you and sorry I could not make it over.

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  9. You are much braver than I am, something you will never see me do, lol.

    Debbie

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  10. Wow....I think I'll keep my feet on the ground. Yikes.

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  11. Glad you made it safe and sound! What are going going to do to top this when you reach 60?

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  12. I'm full of admiration, as I am scared of heights and could not step out of a plant like that. I'm happy you had such a great day, well done!

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  13. You rock, Lori! I'm so impressed. That is leaving 50 in style, for sure!!
    I think I would have sent Sven up and I would have stayed as ground crew! I'm pretty sure I'm the one that wouldn't like free falling. : )

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  14. A wonderful end to your 50th year. I hope you enjoyed it. My Neil went up a few years ago to raise Money for the Alzheimer's society. He was scared witless before hand but once down wanted to go back up.
    Love to have seen Svens face.

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  15. Kudos to YOU!! (I wanted you to run when the guide showed how he would step out on the bar...RUN!!) Congratulations, Lori!! Geeze what are you going to do when you hit 60?? haha
    P

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  16. You are so daring! So cool to make the entire year a series of memories. Will you skydive again?

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  17. You did it Lori! Congratulations! Must have been an exhilarating experience. Good for you.

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  18. Oh Lori! You're life has taken you on so many journey's with so many wondrous experiences. I think this was the PERFECT way to mark 50! Yeah You.

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  19. Congrats, Lori! Awesome job! And definitely the wildest way to mark your 50th! Woohoo! Did I ever tell you that I used to work at a dropzone! :o)

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  20. Wow, what a way to celebrate! You've had a great year full of wonderful experiences. Skydiving has always been a dream of mine - maybe to celebrate my 60th??

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  21. Amazing, Lori, you have my utmost respect. Skydiving is definitely NOT on my bucket list.

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  22. Congratulations, brave lady! You sure look like you enjoyed it!

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  23. OMG, Lori! You are way braver than me. Never in a million years would I sky dive! I'm happy for you though. Do we need to look forward to your 60th?! Can't imagine what you'll do to top this year.

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  24. That's a great punctuation mark for the end of your 50th year! Good for you.
    Looking forward to your new adventures this year.

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  25. Congratulations Lori, how exciting. I'm like the others, don't think I could ever do that. I bet it was beautiful and exhilarating. What a wonderful way to bring your birthday year to an end.

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  26. Good for you Lori! You're a brave girl!

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  27. Holy Moly!! That is one heck of a adventure!! I think you are quite brave and a little crazzzzyyyy. That's what I like about you!! xoxo Pam

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  28. Crazy girl!! No way that I would do it - but glad that you did and that you had a great time and a great year!!

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  29. It has been amazing and inspiring to experience this past year with you. What a way to put an exclamation point at the end of a special year. How awesome!

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  30. Wow and here I thought you were going to the quilt show in France. Lol.
    Happy for you. What a year of adventures I have enjoyed reading about them. Have you started to think what you will do for 60?????

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  31. No way I would have done that. Jolly well done, I admire you.
    Bev in Britain.

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  32. OMG, you are so brave! What a year.

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  33. WooHoo! You are one crazy lady! But. Ray in a GOOD way! LOL

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  34. Congratulations on a safe landing and a wonderful 50th year!

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  35. You young gals come up with the wildest ideas!!! What a fanTAStic way to finish out your 50th year. You've had quite a year, Lori, and should be proud of every single accomplishment.

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  36. Good for you girl!!!! Braver than I!!! What a great way to wind up your 50th year - I'm curious to see what you get up to for your 60th!!!!

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  37. You make me so proud...considering I too chicken to do that. We live once and you are certainly making the most out of it.

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  38. You are so brave! You can do anything now!

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  39. Ohh my goodness!!! My heart is racing just looking at those photos!! You are MUCH braver than me!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. Great Post, you go girl, and Happy Birthday!

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  41. What a fantastic way to celebrate 50/51!! Happy birthday and well done you!! (Much braver than me!)

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  42. Wow, Lori, you're a brave soul! Congrats on your fifth finale!

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  43. Wow! You rock! And I love all those (long) grey hairs in your post!

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  44. How cool are you?
    Amazing! You are the man, I mean WOMAN!!

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  45. Lori I'm so impressed! This is something that I really want to do for my fiftieth. I agree with Barb, you are one very cool woman :)

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  46. My heart is pounding just reading and looking at the pictures. You are braver than I. I won't even do the ferris wheel at the fair. Congratulations..I think.

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  47. YOu celebrated your 50 in style! I never would have dared doing this ;-)

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  48. I have always believed that living large is the only way to live!!! Fantastic way to celebrate!

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  49. What a totally cool thing to do - huge respect! Wonder if you have set a trend?!

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  50. WOW, Lori!! Congratulation on your spectacular ending of celebrating
    # 50!!! So proud of you! :)

    Carolyn

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  51. Exhilirating isn't it, Lori?? i did it for my 50th birthday and LOVED it!!! I had to wear a grey & yellow jumpsuit... definitely NOT flattering LOL!!!! cheers...Marian x

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  52. OMG! I kept saying to myself "oh no she didn't!" But then oh yes you did!
    I still have goose bumps and am totally traumatized and I only read your post :-)
    That's the way to do 50 girlfriend!! I prefer both feet on the solid ground. You Are Totally Awesome!

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