Thursday, March 3, 2011

The nearest thing to flying like a bird!

If you dream of flying,
here is what to do..

jump from a plane 12,000 feet above the earth
- with a handsome young guardian angel strapped to your back of course!

This is me falling to the earth above Lake Taupo..
a birthday gift from Steve
when I turned 60!

The mini balloon goes up and I am free falling..
flying like a bird..
there is no sensation of falling
just the freedom of flying
with the wind.

A sensational, unforgettable, peak experience indeed!
When I landed on the ground,   I shouted to the world
"I can do anything!"
I meant it.
High on adrenalin I was asked would I do it again.
"Just once a day!" said I.

Maybe I'll do it again one day.
Three more years to another biggie birthday.
I wonder what I could do...?
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  1. Joan, how brave you are! I'm so impressed. Then what's next you say. A balloon?
    Grethe ´)

  2. Wow..who knew?!
    you are some woman Joan

    I bet it was awesome

  3. Can I confess my knees went to water just looking at your fabulous photos? :)

    Wow - that's amazing, Joan! I'm in awe!!

  4. It looks wonderful! If I could get out of the plane, I think I'd be fine. Free Bird!

  5. What a thrilling way to celebrate 60!
    How brave you are!
    Greetings from New York via Marrakesh.

  6. At 60 you jumped out of a plane -- marvelous. What are some of the ideas you have for the big 70? -- barbara

  7. What amazing photos. Definitely something I would love to do, but this whole terrified of heights thing is really holding me back. That definitely doesn't mean I'm not going to, though!

  8. How brilliant and inspiring. You are a true adventurer Joan. I'm sure you do fly and leap every day, in more ways than one.

  9. I love all these flying posts! What a wonderful thing to do for an important birthday!