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Old 01-17-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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How many of you saw the movie and said I need to start a bucket list? I did. The first item was to go skydiving. Why? Well I have always tried things that were exciting and somewhat dangerous. I have raced cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles etc. I have also decided that I am not getting any younger and I need to do what I want while I can. I don't want to be sitting in a rest home sucking on O2 looking out the window wondering what it would have been like to do the things I NEVER actually didn't do.

So I went to 12,000 feet and bailed out. Man what a rush. Would I do it again? In a HEARTBEAT!



PS - I turned 67 on Jan 5th.

What's NEXT.... Ever heard the term "Go Fast and turn left". If not... it's car NASCAR. There is a place called the Texas Motor Speedway that you can sign up for 30 laps, 60 laps or 90 laps of racing. If that doesn't get the adrenaline running you can climb in a Formula 1 open wheel car for a few turns of the track.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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Dale,

Good for you. I did mine last April for my 65th.
It was great. Many more things on the list to check off. Still going down the list.
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wow !
i've often wondered what goes thru someone's thoughts the second before they commit to jumping out of the plane,
its gotta be a little nervewracking
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For me I felt the falling motion, like a quick drop in the elevator, and then it PURE excitement. If could have bottled the adrenaline I think could have sold it by the gallon.

If you want to see the rest of the photos go my photo site (in my signature) and look at the Bucket List Album.
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Great job, Dale!!!!

After being in the aviation industry for many years, I have no desire to jump out of a functional aircraft. My thrills, along with most of my aches and pains today, were gained on two wheels.

I have the movie saved on the DVR and plan to watch it once the grandkids go home so they will not get any crazy ideas.
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I made up a list when I was a kid. I did not call it a bucket list, but rather a life list. I have completed a good deal of the list, but I keep adding things to it such as a glider ride and sky diving -- have to lose some weight first to sky dive. I keep running into campers who have other experiences and keep adding to my list. Peace!
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and AIRBORNE!!
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Dale The sky diving is not on my list but I have other things that we both might have.

I have done the NASCAR thing twice and it is really a thrill

Go for it
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Good job!! Not on my list either, but if you want to do it, I'm glad you were able to get it done. MsCarol says she wants to do the sky diving thing - or at least jump from a plane with a parachute. I told her I would pay for it all if she could figure a way to make the bum leg and arm work enough to get in and out of the plane. I WILL NOT watch the jump however.
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Hubby and I have been making up our "Bucket List" since we got married a little over 7 yrs ago. We just didn't call it that until we saw the movie. Jumping out of an airplain isn't on our list, either. But trips to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Hoover Dam, Vegas, New England are all on the list.
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I have to admit, I had never heard of the movie. I looked it up because of this thread and now I want to see it.

By the way, you will never catch me jumping out of an airplane on my own free will!
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Skydiving and racing cars is not for everybody. Me I like to push the envelope. But, I have also paid the price for doing that on occasion.

When we travel in our RV and have chance to stop and see some of the natural wonders of USA that are available to us we differently take the time.

I spent 4 years in the Navy and spent some of that time in the Far East... So, I have seen some places that many may never see or visit.

The point of this... If you have the desire to do something that you always wanted to do... Now is the time to Get-R-Done. Life is to short for Shoulda - Coulda - Woulda thinking.
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Alaska and Grand Canyon, are doable. The Badlands are also on the list.
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