First order of business – TGIF!
Second order of business – I went skydiving in Hawaii last weekend!!!!
I had always been afraid of heights. Actually, scratch that. When I was a kid, I loved climbing trees, testing gravity on swings and jumping on monkey bars (yes jumping). Then one day I woke up and I couldn’t go on swings anymore and heights made me extremely uncomfortable/nauseous.
That being said, I decided I’d give this skydiving thing a shot. Many of my friends have experienced it and all raved about how exhilarating it was. AND I figured, since I’m already going to Oahu for Labor Day weekend, why not jump out into paradise? 🙂
My buddy David picked out Pacific Skydiving. There are 2-3 other skydiving businesses on the block.
There’s me…in my purple shoes (and scared sh*tless, not that you could tell)!
David looks pretty relaxed there.
I was feeling pretty good about the whole thing until I got to this point. My tandem diver, Ron, didn’t really give me a heads-up. We just scooted over to the edge and JUMPED!!!
No posing there. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
You have to stay in fetal position until tapped. The feeling was….incredible? foreign? I couldn’t really breathe for the first 10-15 seconds and in skydiving realm, that is a long, long time.
Hi!!! After the initial shock, the feeling is indescribably amazing. I can’t express in words how amazing it was. Gotta experience it first hand!
Talk to the hand.
CALL ME MAYBE???
Look at that Matrix pose. Oh, and the gorgeous view! That is the northwestern tip of Oahu.
A+ in skydiving…LET’S DO IT AGAIN!
I’m thinking of gliding/skydiving in the Swiss Alps next. Any takers? 😀