Friday, August 6, 2010

Free Fallen

Today was my friend Tara's Birthday & her friend Jarod's birthday was yesterday, so to celebrate we did something alittle daring. Something a few people might call crazy. We went Skydiving down off Dillingham. I was stoked and so excited about going, I couldn't wait.

I met up with them both at Skydive Hawaii @ 10AM and we were on our way. We filled out the paper work, with in seconds after I was in my harness and on my way to the plane. I didn't even have time to think twice about what I was about to do. On our way up I probably asked Joey (aka my jump buddy) a million in one questions. He kept avoiding half of them and told me not to worry about that. It was probably for my own good.

Once we reach the jumping point, 14000 feet high in the air later, I found myself standing on the edge of a perfectly good airplane wondering what I was doing. I don't remember the jump after that, I just remember falling as fast as ever and hoping and praying we were going to be ok.

A few seconds went by, which totally seemed like forever and Joey pulled the chute. Thankfully it came open and all was well. You could see all the way from Waikiki and Diamond Head to Kaena point. You could see to the other side of Oahu and so much more. Joey called it his office, he kept saying welcome to my office.

Today was one of the most amazing things I have ever done in my life. I can not wait to go back and do it again. The view was spectacular and the rush you got from free falling was priceless. It was totally worth every bit of nervousness that I had. You have the best of both words the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Per~perfection at its finest if I do say so myself.


1 comment:

Veronika said...

Hi! I came across your blog & wanted to say I am a new follower :)
It looks like you and your friends had so much fun Sky Diving! What an incredible experience!
Wishing you and your loved one a safe rest of deployment... the sticky note idea is just adorable :)