Monday, January 30, 2012

Jumping off bridges






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.


I'm having trouble adding the video, so check it out here on my facebook.

6 comments:

Ly said...

OMG you guys are so brave!! I've always wanted to do something like that but I'm slightly afraid of heights lol.

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oomph. said...

omg, that is a great picture of you jumping! i give you credit...i would love to do it, but i'm chicken!

[oomph.]

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

oh WOW laura! hahaha You are good girl. I would've jump backwards too. What am I saying? I would've been a scaredy cat. LOL You looked great! I love that black and green. You are such the daredevil. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Following you now. :D I'm Kim!
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★ JASMINE ★ said...

that looks like such an amazing fun time! would love to do that someday!

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KY said...

Thank you so much for your comment! Jumping off the bridges... I could never do that, too scary lol I love your blog! so fun to read! I did follow your blog as well and thanks for being a new follower! Thanks again
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The Jones said...

I am super jealous...this looks like a BLAST! Love your blog...tons of fun to read through and you've got some great ideas and things to say, lady :) Following you!

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