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Old 08-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #41
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That is correct. My word-smithing is not as good as yours.


Edit add: I need to learn how to express good southern drawl in writin'
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:47 PM   #42
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The military slang for non-paratroopers is.... legs.
Mentioning military reminds me of the guy I got talking to at the gym after I busted my knee. He was wearing a T-shirt with a HALO slogan on the front (the acronym stands for high altitude low open). HALO teams jump from way way up and free fall to way low, where they pop the canopy and suddenly appear on your doorstep. He had a lot of interesting tales but the most interesting were about high open drops (had a different acronym I can't remember). In any event, they would night jump at high altitude with air tanks and open immediately. They would then fly the canopy to their targets 20-30 miles away. Scary guy. He showed me his scars and suggested I get back on the horse that threw me right away - but I'm riding the bike instead
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:18 AM   #43
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Well, I'm happy to report we survived. Ended up going with both my DD's yesterday evening.

We were all nervous but it ended up being an awesome experience. The freefall was a rush and the canopy ride was beautiful. I did not expect to say this, but I would do it again. Although I have no plans. Cross this one off the bucket list!

Thanks to all the advice above. I'm happy to report no deaths, drool, crotch discomfort, tongue biting, or broken patella. I'm unsure about the gas but if that occured it was while dropping 120mph so it probably did not disturb anybody.

The best part (besides surviving) was doing it with my two daughters. That part will always be special. And we have the videos to relive it.

If you've ever thought about this I recommend it!

Next up for me........bull riding
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:25 AM   #44
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Uh... you've seem to embraced a "unique" approach to ensuring you expire before your money as you pass the graveyard in your new challenges!

Congratulations on your successful return to earth.
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I'm delighted to know that you survived!
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Glad you had a great time!
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:27 PM   #47
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Next up for me........bull riding
Methinks you'll have a little crotch discomfort on that one....

Congratulations on no body parts falling off...I'm tickled you had a wonderful time!
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:01 PM   #48
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Congratulations. Resume normal breathing.
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