One more item off my bucket list!!

My first bungee jump at the Great Canadian Bungee

I’ve maintained a list of “Things to Do Before I Die” since I was a teenager and I’m happy to say every few years I’ve been able to scratch off at least a few items.  Bungee jumping has been on my list (as well as a few other equally crazy items) for at least 10 years but delayed since my son was so young.  Now that he’s older, I’m feeling a little more free to try the more adventurous items and if they are as amazingly fun as this bungee jump? I may even add more.

The drop (200ft with a 160ft rebound) was amazingly soft – not at all what i expected… if you listen carefully, once I stop screaming you can hear me start laughing and yell “That was fantastic!”.  It’s hands down one of the best experiences I have ever had – quite freeing actually – almost felt like i was floating.  Afterward, we were all so pumped about our jumps we couldn’t stop laughing and talking about it for a least a week.  Valentina later asked me what kind of beads i had made after the jump but to be honest i couldn’t have gone near the torch.  I think it took almost a full day before my arms and legs stopped randomly shaking.  Would i do it again?  ABSOLUTELY.

Oh and btw, if you think I look calm in the video, I wasn’t.  I was supposed to jump off, then i took one look down, my knees gave out and my brain kicked in asking me what the HELL did i think i was doing!  I really should have just closed my eyes, turned my brain off and leaped… 

In all seriousness, if the guys hadn’t just dropped me off the platform mid-sentence (yes, I was ticked, hence the initial angry tone of my screaming), my jump would probably have looked more like this:

(…funniest bungee jump ever!)

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2 thoughts on “One more item off my bucket list!!

  1. LOL… you’re welcome! and i was definitely NOT brave. i was nervous but fine right up until i walked to the edge and looked down – that’s when you see me turn back. i absolutely couldn’t jump on my own so they dropped me.

    and yes, definitely try it – it isn’t even 1/3 as scary as a rollercoaster and when it’s over you feel so free it’s almost therapeutic… we plan to go again next summer – this time i’d like to try to jump off on my own.

  2. 🙂
    Thanks for the morning smile!
    (I had done a quick search for a mega minor to show one of my students, and up came your blog…)

    Wow, she torches, she bungees…move over WonderWoman!
    You are incredibly brave…I wanna try (I think?)…will you come push me?
    (someone has to…)
    😉

    Janice
    BonEchoLampworks

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