Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Road Trip (with a dive out of the plane thrown in!)

It's been ages since I posted, I haven't even told you our plane dive and road trip story! How very rude indeed.

Well, it all started with me and Andrea meeting at the warehouse - watering the tomatoes before we hit the road! We had to travel in two cars as I was heading to Canterbury and Andrea back to Peterborough after our adventure. So, the road was long, and our spirits up (and the sat nav not really set cos I couldn't remember my dads address - how rubbish am I).

We had a few stops, the first approximately 10 mins after we set off - it's very important to have provisions on a road trip, and man we ate! haha.

We did have a little trauma, when Andrea was getting sleepy on the motorway and doing that wavy drive technique, so we pulled over for some air - and like a cocky mare I told Andrea to put her handbrake on, only to look at my car which was off, down the road, dogs pretty useless at this stage in hand break application. I ran after the car (it's small, I'd have been able to stop it with my incredible hulk arms), but it ended in a ditch before I could get to it. With car safely on the road, we had a little stroll and then got on our way again.

We had a lovely evening at dad and Elena's, Teela my dog was dismayed to see her two daughters (she never did the maternal thing), especially as they are so keen to love her, awww.

The next morning was part two of the road trip, and we were just abit late! Bombed it!! Waste of time panicking - had to wait yonks to do the jump, but the sun shined - we had many lovely things to keep us entertained, so all in all it was rather splendid. And then, Howard with his balls of steel, and me with my boobs of saggy rubber - off we went into the blue! And what a wondrous blue it was. It took 20-25 mins for the plane to climb to the required 15000 feet, and then before I knew it we were jumping out of a plane. No, really, jumping out of a damn plane. I wasn't scared until we actually fell from our safety net......

then I realised I was terrified!!

Oh man, seeing the world open up like that and span out before you - my brain just could not comprehend what I'd done. Shock. All the things they told us not to do, I did! Obviously. Don't put your arms to far back - mine looked double jointed, don't hold the instructors hands, holding on for grim death!! haha. I let go quickly.

After my brain asked me if I was actually enjoying myself, I concluded I probably was - but when the parachute opened and the world slowed down it became amazing, and I didn't want to land. It was just fantastic.

We landed, so quickly, but easily. I obviously decided I loved my instructor (I was alive!!), but we had to leave. Me and Andrea celebrated with cake - then tea! Smashing.

We had a safe journey home, the end of our road trip and excellent adventure.

Whats next............

13 comments:

sharon said...

Oh Leonie you do make me laugh! It sounds a wonderful experience but not one that I would be brave enought to do! LOL! x

jordiegirl said...

Well done Leonie, you are very brave, and very very funny!!!!

I've been waiting for you to post about this as I hadn't heard you mention on tv although Howard had.

Well done.

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fionalawlor said...

Well Done Leonie! I dont think i could ever do it lol I was literally laughing out loud when i read the part about your car ending up in the ditch hahaha i can just imagine it :O)
Fiona x

ytramm said...

Well done Leonie - you are braver than I am, glad you had a brilliant experience. Good to see you back posting again, have missed you, as you make me laugh so much. lol, Yvonne xxx

nikkib said...

Oh you do cheer me up Leonie..... you are very brave. I have been waiting to hear how you got on.xxx

topsyjane said...

funny stories , and scary but very well done for making the jump

Anonymous said...

well done on the parachute jump rather you than me lol

Coleburn Creations said...

Leonie you do make me laugh - I am getting some weird looks as I am laughing at my PC!!
Well done - I am not sure if you are brave or just insane. Congrats on all the pennies you raised.

Anesha said...

Well done you! I would not have done it. Have a great weekend.

Holly said...

Loved reading your blog..it made me laugh. You are so brave!

Lynne said...

Nice one Leonie, I wondered how it went. Now you've done that what's your next challenge?

Tom Griffin said...

Good for you Leonie, well done on the jump, all the best
Tom Griffin