Well, as Jason's brother said, one to cross off the Bucket List! Today Jason was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a tandem jump with the US Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights (they train at YPG in the winter months). It was a fantastic day for the jump - hardly a breeze and nearly 80 degrees. At 13,600 feet they jumped out of the plane with a videographer and free-fell for about 60 seconds before opening their chute. When he landed he was beaming - I knew that he loved it! He got a fantastic video of the trip down to earth and several other neat souvenirs. I just hope we're not going to have to add skydiving to his list of hobbies! :)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Saturday we took the kids to a free fishing clinic at probably the only "pond" in Yuma. The pond was supposedly stocked with trout, but we didn't get a single bite using everything from worms to power-bait and marshmallows. However, the kids (including Jason) did have a good time and our friends caught a catfish (which they threw back) so mission accomplished - the kids saw a fish! This was just a practice run for all the fishing we hope to do in Montana. :)
Of course Emmett wanted to hold the pole and "cast" it which meant whipping it around and getting it tangled in the reeds (no wonder we didn't get any bites!).