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NZ Skydive Day

Tuesday 13 December 2016

YES!!! We did it and it was truly "awesome" - wow, wow, wow 😄😄 So worth getting up before 6 to check in. First jumpers/fallers(?!) of the day. Felt so secure attached to the professional, posing for the cameraman in freefall from 15,000ft, being spun under the parachute - fantastic adrenalin buzz all round. Tom said he's never seen me "so pumped". Every day should start this way 😄😄 I was far and away the oldest in our group, Tom probably second. I was last out of the aircraft, apparently with the senior instructor - possibly seen as greatest "risk" in group? Didn't falter for a moment, even in the doorway - not that much chance given for that. Loved it from first moment, including the initial drop. Indeed, I'd have gone straight back up, given the opportunity. Thanks for the initial suggestion and slightly early birthday pressie, Tom - haha your surprise at my immediate agreement! and being there to share it as your present from Jess (still says no way, no how will she do it...). Happy day for us - and nice to have so many comments from staff happy to see us jumping together and saying they wish their mums would do it with them.

Back in town by 0900 for a Fergburger (what a fantastic business in all departments - deserves its reputation) breakfast - I feel like the oldest student/backpacker in town, enjoying all these experiences! Preparing for airport now, collecting our film/photos on the way. Over far too quickly , we need to relive it 😄😄

Posted by SueJWardell 13:31 Archived in New Zealand

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FANTASTIC!!!!! good for you - bet Tom tickled to death - and proud!
think I might be in the Jess camp?! shall go down and tell all "the girls"!!
over coffee!

by Judy Phillips

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