Monday, June 10, 2013

I Interupt this Quilt Blog....

To bring you a bit of life's excitement!

I couldn't stop with just one jump. I think I've caught the bug!!

It was a beautiful spring  day and I was so excited. The last time (first jump) the weather was cloudy and chilly, but this time I waited for the forecast to be sunny and clear before committing. And it was. That is Mt Jefferson off in the distance.
Right about the middle of the screen is the jump zone. It is looking pretty small and we are barely in the sky!
Another pretty view of the mountain.


 
Three Sisters mountains in the distance. I climbed the one on the right last August. It was the hardest physical thing I've ever done.
The flags are on both sides of the landing zone. Wind is your friend on landing.  As you can see in this photo there is NO wind. The guy I was tandem with let the ground crew know what to expect when he yelled, "Coming in hot!" We had a bit of a tumble on the landing, but it is considered a good landing when you can walk away!


This is not a peace sign, it is 2,  as in jump #2. I love this photo even though it isn't very flattering. I was so excited! Next up? Class so I can jump alone. Whoop! Whoop!

24 comments:

  1. Wow baby, better you than me!
    Although I get the adrenaline rush like when I road cross country on my motorcycle :0).
    You be careful out there.

    Happy Sewing

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  2. You are much more daring, than I am, lol.
    Congratulations on pushing the limits and living life to the fullest.

    Debbie

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  3. Awesome girlfriend!! You rock!!! I'd rather be horseback - but I do love to fly!!

    blessings

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  4. Looks so thrilling ....... but not for this quilter, you go out there and jump many times for all the rest of us!!!

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  5. Jumping alone on your horizon?!? Wow, I am impressed. I MIGHT be brave enough to try tandem, but I think it would stop there. Way to go!

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  6. It's great that you've found something so exhilarating and that you love. The pictures are amazing!! Looks like it was a perfect day!

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  7. You are a brave soul! I admit it does look exciting! Good luck with the solo lessons, and be sure to keep us up to date!

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  8. You are amazing. Must be a huge thrill.

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  9. Good for you, it looks like fun! When my son turned 18 he wanted to skydive as his present. We took him to the field and watched as he got ready to go. It was so exciting, I was so tempted to join him but the price of one jump for him was enough for the pocketbook. He loved it, too. Enjoy!

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  10. Wow, you are a brave one. As exciting and exhilarating as it may be, I don't think I could ever do it.
    What a thrill.

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  11. Well I think you are crazy but I mean that in the nicest way possible :0)

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  12. wow , what fun. I am thinking ok...she turns 50 and becomes so adventurous I can't imagine what you will do when you turn 60!
    I am sure you will dream something up!
    Happy for you good luck with the classes.
    Kathie

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  13. I wondered when you would be doing it again. Good for you!

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  14. Go Lori!!!! Wow, you are braver than me!

    Love the photographs!

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  15. Can we quilt you a parachute! hahaha, you crazy girl. Good for you, can't wait to hear about your solo jump!

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  16. You have caught the bug for sure you little dare devil. Be safe but have fun.

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  17. Oh ... brave one! You're sure having a good time ... I can tell!

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  18. You really are brave. I do not think I could do it. Look forward to your solo jump.

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  19. Hooray for you.....looks like a beautiful day to jump.

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  20. What do you mean "not flattering?" Its a gorgeous picture of you! Yay you for living the dream!

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  21. Good for you Lori!!!! What a wonderful experience and now to learn to go it alone!!!! May as well get the most out of your 50's, it'll pass but once!!!! Love the aerial photos!!!!!!

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  22. You are so brave! And now to learn solo...my hat is off to you!

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