December 15, 2011


So the last day I was in Seattle, R and I had a girls day.  The kids were going to be in school or with grandparents, which meant we had most of the day to ourselves.  Bliss!

We threw around a bunch of ideas (hiking in the downpouring rain got a big NO from me), shopping (been there done that), movie (nothing worth seeing).  We were starting to get frustrated when R mentioned that ifly Seattle just opened a few months ago.  And then her hubby mentioned that he had buy one/get one free coupons.  That settled it.  We threw caution to the wind and managed to get in to the last spot in one of the last flights of the day.

I've always, always, always wanted to try one of these.  Skydiving too, but that's way more expensive and intense.  But this....this was too much fun for words.  R was really nervous the first time (we got 2 one minute flights), but for some reason, it wasn't scary at all to me.  Maybe all those years at camp strapped in a harness climbing 50 feet in the air have helped.  This requires no saftey equipment other than a helmet and goggles.  Other than that, it's just flying fun. 
You go step through a doorway into a giant vertical windtunnel.  The instructor is in there to help you get your body in the right position so you can actually fly and away you go!  There is no "falling" feeling.  It really does feel like you are flying. 
We both immediately wanted to do it again.  And again.  And again, so we could get really good like the instructors and fly vertical like superman.  That's my new goal.  Flight. 

1 comment:

leslie.kidd said...

Wow, how fun is this!!! I can't quite picture exactly how it works, but sounds awesome!!