Sunday, February 27, 2011

SUNRISE - February 27, 2011

February 27, 2011 Sunrise 6:41 am

  "If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days."  ~Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Old dogs can't learn new tricks. WRONG!  My recent whitewater rafting trip and my current  trip down rock-star-way has reminded me of all the possibilities out there to fill your life with living.

Up early this am after a late night.  Caught the SUNRISE at 6:41 am.  Thought briefly (about five nano-seconds) about adding skydiving to my list of life-enhancing adventures, but the 'fear of dying' outweighed the 'fear of flying'...ha. The amount of damage I would surely cause to the aircraft as I clawed my way down the side of the fuselage, wing, and tail  of the plane, screaming all the way, after the entire crew wrestled me to the floor of the aircraft and threw my quivering body out the open door at 8,000 feet would surely be cost prohibitive and take all the fun out of the experience. 

So, I found an acceptable alternative.  Photos and review to follow.

The joy of skydiving without the 'fear of dying'.

 People Can Fly

 "I'm an outdoor skydiver with 18 years and 3,500 jumps under my belt. While there is no experience quite like jumping out a plane, iFly SF Bay provides a totally authentic re-creation of the freefall experience. So authentic in fact that outdoor skydivers use facilities like this to train their flying skills for competition. You aren't competitive anymore unless you cross train indoors, it's that good. Any of the flying acrobatics you've seen can be safely learned and practiced indoors in a totally controlled environment. It's incredibly fun, totally spectator friendly, and accessible by people of all ages from three and up!  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED *Pros: It's real human flight in a safe environment"

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