(Following a friend's example, in honor of my 30th birthday I have decided to post 30 things I have accomplished in my life in 30 years. So for the remaining 13 days leading up to my birthday watch for a new post each day celebrating these 30 things.)
Bucket list item achieved. March 29, 2002 - Good Friday - I surprised my entire family and went skydiving. I surprised myself and went skydiving.
I had a two week break when I was studying in New Zealand; I spent the first week traveling by myself around the North Island of New Zealand, and the second week traveling around the South Island with my brother Chad and my NZ brother Jamie. I went skydiving on my very first day that I left. I caught a bus in Wellington, headed to Lake Taupo and before I knew it I was on a plane with a clear, what I swear was plastic window ready to jump out! I paid some extra to have someone jump with me and video and take photos of the whole thing (probably the best $$ I spent while I was over there). I developed the photos, scanned in a photo or two and sent it to my family who opened the email on Easter morning - Happy Easter! :D
More about New Zealand and my adventures on the South Island later... but first my skydiving pictures :D