Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Update, New Site, and my Adventure

When I got home from work last night, B was busy on the computer locating Sonics and Chick-Fil-As in Florida! There are several in Orlando and also in Naples! YAY! I'll be enjoying both establishments in just a few short months. Limeade is my favorite drink (Sometimes I mix in a splash with some sparkling water. I have even been known to mix it with vodka....), so I'm really excited to try that at Sonic. Also, that little chicken biscuit sandwich from Chick-Fil-A...ymmy!

Also, for all your Conservatives out there, a new site has launched. Its GippersList.com. Its like Craigslist for the GOP! Though, I'm sure others can use it too! Head on over and check it out!

Okay, I told you all I had a little adventure last Sunday, July 5th. Here are the pictures:The gray haired guy is Bernie! He is so cool! I did not actually jump! I was observing from the plane! I went with my neighbor who is in the film industry. He is filming an opening for a talk show that will involve people jumping from a plane. We headed up north a bit (about an hour and a half) and he practiced filming Bernie and some others. I had the opportunity to go up in this teeny tiny plane and watch Bernie jump! He also taught me to "pack" the parachute! It was a great learning experience. Bernie also gave me a tee shirt from his Jumping School that says "Adrenaline Junkie" on the front and has a cool picture on the back with the phrase "Weekend with Bernie". Bernie is planning a stunt with this motorcycle: He is going to hang it off the bottom of a hot air balloon and parachute to the ground while on the motorcycle! Bernie is 65 and he is one of the coolest and kindest men I've ever met!

Here is the plane that we used:
A door under the wing opens up and the that is where the skydivers jump out. I stayed strapped in! I'm not sure I could ever sky dive, but I sure did have a fun day with John, my neighbor and Bernie!

18 comments:

Sunshinemeg said...

Very cool pictures. And I absolutely love, love, love Sonic's drinks. Especially the ice! So amazing.

LPC said...

Boy, I can barely get into an airplane, much less jump out of one...

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh, wow! You are a courageous girl for even going up. Looks like a great time though, I'm sure the views were unbelievable!

Julie said...

The Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits are delicious! Your adventure looks like fun... though I am guessing I would have freaked out :)

GingerSnap said...

Crazy stuff! Sounds like a lot of fun :)

preppyinnewengland said...

What an adventure! I went up in a 4seater airplane with friends, (of course one being a pilot). After 15-20 minutes in the air, I became so dizzy and sick. They had to turn back and drop me off! A very funny story they never forget to remind me!

Cool Gal said...

How cool. Love the "free-spirited" Bernie. Wish I could be more like that.

You look "hot" on that cycle. What does "B" think.

Thanks for the GippersList shout out. We'll see what happens.

Another one of my new mottos...

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

Oh, LOVE limeade.

Off to read my new book. :)

Preppy 101 said...

What awesome pictures!! You are so darn brave ;-) I would be afraid to even be in that small plane!! xoxo

Rachel H. said...

Wow! That's pretty intense! I love Chick-fil-a Chicken Biscuits too! My favorite!! And next time, you'll have to jump while you are up there! :)

Torch Lake Prep said...

What a fun experience. I don't think I would have been a jumper either !

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

That looks like so much fun! I would not have been a jumper either!

Anonymous said...

The lemonade & sweet tea from Chick-Fil-A is really good!!! The chicken minis for breakfast are also awesome! :) * Just in case you didnt know, it is closed on Sundays. I always wind up wanting it on Sundays and then get let down when I remember theyre closed ;)

*courtney d.

jenmarie33 said...

Found your site while looking up "skydiving" (since I'm getting ready to go!)
Thanks for the Gipperslist link, hadn't heard of them!
I'm a 20 something, frecklefaced redhead too! (and I can't seem to get away from libraries!) Fun to stumble onto your blog!

JennyMac said...

Great shades and the whole collage is very Charlie's Angels (which is a movie i LOVE.

MWK said...

I LOVE your makeover! And skydiving- you are crazy just to be in the plane! But what an adventure.

The Pink Tutu said...

Cool pics!! You are so brave. P.S. I tagged you!

Lipstick said...

I vote for going skydiving...Mr. Lipstick and I did it a few years ago and it was *awesome*!!!

Many, many thanks for your comment on my "man post"!

Bella said...

Naples? Naples?...my Inlaws just bought a 2nd home there. I can't wait to visit.