Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hang Gliding!!!

Yes, that's right, Todd and I went hang gliding. It was Todd's idea, and I was quite scared standing at the top of a mountain looking at the wooden platform that I would have to run off of into thin air. Luckily I had a great pilot, whom I questioned about his credentials as we were about to run off the cliff - he has been flying for over 26 years and has over 18,000 flights, so needless to say I felt pretty safe. All he kept saying was "Just keep running!" He made it very clear that if I did not freely run off the cliff, there would be problems, he couldn't drag me. So, I RAN.

It was AMAZING!! There is no crazy drop where you lose your stomach (which I hate) and you have the amazing feeling of flying. The views were out of this world. We flew over the famous Tijuca Forest in Rio, the ocean and landed right on the beach.

This is a video of my takeoff and part of the flight that Todd took.


amberWIRE said...

WELCOME TO THE BLOGOSPHERE!! I love that you're a blooger now and I can't wait to keep up with you this way!

Miss you guys!

Buysta said...

A blog huh? You guys are true yuppies now.