Sunday, August 28, 2011

"It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... me?"

I did something crazy. Yesterday, I paid money to jump out of an airplane that was 13,000 feet in the air. That's more than two miles. Luckily, I have the pictures to prove it, because I'm not sure I'll ever do something like that again!


george rede said...

That is amazing. And the photos are awesome. What were you feeling before, throughout and after? Exhilaration? Terror? ??

August said...

I wasn't nearly as nervous as I thought I'd be (shaking, contemplating my mortality...). I mostly concentrated on doing what I was told! The first part, the free fall, was scariest for me because we were going so fast; I have some pictures that shows some very strange ripples in my cheeks. The best part was when the parachute opened and we floated lazily over the town.

Afterwards, definitely exhilaration. My boyfriend wants to do it again; I said to ask me a year from now.