Well technically I only jumped off one bridge, and was slung back up by a bungee cord. That’s right! I went bungee jumping this weekend and it was AMAZING! My adventurous sis-in-law Leah brought up the idea to go bungee jumping a few weeks ago and of course I jumped at the opportunity. Husband and I, my two sisters-in-law, Leah and Natalee, and my brother-in-law, Dan all went, but only Leah and I bungee’d. To get to the Bridge to Know Where you have to hike 5 miles, which means we hiked 10 miles that day! To say that my feet were ready to fall off is an understatement. Also, at about 6 places on the hike you have to cross a small river. Me, being the graceful person I am of course slipped into the icy water at one point and smacked my hip on a jagged rock. I think I taught that rock a lesson when I landed on it though. It will definitely think twice before trying to trip me again.
As a first time bungee jumper you get two options. Either to jump forward where you look down the whole time, or jump backwards where you aren’t really looking at the ground. I chose to jump backwards because it seemed easier. As I was waiting my turn to jump, I turned to Phil and said, “If I don’t make it, know I love you.” Phil was not amused. He was much more nervous than me! It was sweet of him, and fun to tease him a little before I jumped. When my turn arrived, they strapped me into my harness, let me practice jumping backwards, then I climbed over the ledge to the bungee platform. Then the instructor guy said, “alright, 5,4,3,2,1!” And I jumped, screaming my head off the whole time! Well laughing and screaming, and laughing some more. It was such a fun experience I would absolutely do it again.
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