Free Fallin'

Trip Start May 01, 2010
Trip End Sep 02, 2010

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Where I stayed
Backpackers Resort

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Monday, June 7, 2010

               I woke up on Saturday at 6:50am and realized I was going SKY DIVING in about half an hour. There wasn't a nervous bone in my body –just excitement. It never really hit me until I was sitting on some random guy’s lap, looking out the plane at the gorgeous scenery and watching the tracker on his wrist to show how high up we were going. It took about 20 minutes to get to 14,000 feet over the ocean alongside Mission Beach. It was a perfect day, not a cloud in the sky. The plane ride alone at this point was worth it for me –the scenery is amazing, check it out in the pictures.

I had asked the guy who was jumping with me if we could do "flips and shit." He was game for the first, not the second. Candice jumped out of the plane first and we followed but starting out on our knees so we could do barrel roles out of the plane. It was amazing –rolling around in the sky at 14,000 feet falling at 120mph. When you first jump, you have to scream to empty your lungs so you can breathe properly for the 60 second free fall. Well, I did yell, but it was very hard to breathe until the parachute came out. Cruising over the Great Barrier Reef with a parachute was amazing. I got to control it for a while which was really heavy. Overall EVERYONE needs to skydive. It’s not scary by any means. I didn’t get nervous at all but the adrenaline sure pumps and as soon as Candice and I got to the bottom we wanted to do it again.

We got back to the hostel at about 9:15am wondering what we’re supposed to do for the rest of the day considering we had just jumped out of a plane. We were in Mission Beach at this small hostel that felt more like home. An older lady ran it who felt like he was everyone’s grandma and occasionally cooks for people staying there. We stayed there for 2 nights before heading up to Cairns with a couple guys we met who are from Perth on holiday. We’re staying in Cairns right now at a backpackers resort –basically party central although the entire city is known for partying. We’re staying in a room with 6 others from Franc e and England who are awesome. It is very hot up here so we laid by the pool for a while today. It’s a hard life.
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Ann Jennings on

Cannot wait to hear all the stories in person! Pictures are fantastic and you guys look like you are having a fantastic time!
Miss you both!

Freya on

wow, the skydiving pisc are SICK! :)

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