14 October 2009

Something I Don’t Want My Kids to Do



that I did… bungee-jump. Off the Kawarau Suspension Bridge in New Zealand, the original bungee jumping site. In 1998, when I was young-er and more daring.

Not brave enough to do a solo jump, a colleague from Singapore and I decided to do a tandem jump instead. Here we are on the platform, right before the jump. Listening to strains of Purple Rain. Surprisingly relaxing.
1-The Wave

We were supposed to take a flying leap off the platform, but we just …fell.
2-The Fall

3-The Bounce
This was us screaming our heads off as we bounced and bounced and bounced. Like one of those small rubber balls attached to a piece of rubber band that takes forever to stop bouncing once you throw it.
4-Down

What a rush, though. I have to say.

36 COMMENTS:

Yelena R. said...

O wow, that's absolutely terrifying...but I bet a big adrenaline rush :) Still, I probably won't ever do it...unless somebody dares me to, then that's a whole different story!

Elle Bee said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I don't think I could ever get up the courage to do that. AWESOME!!
Elle

ModernMom said...

Awesome!!

blueviolet said...

No way, I still couldn't do it but I give you mad props for going through with that! (Sorry that I just sounded like Randy Jackson right there.)

Muthering Heights said...

Wow! You are so brave!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

There is no way I'd have the courage to do that so for you, I'm very impressed. How did you decide to do it in the first place? Did you want to back out?

Jennifer said...

You are absolutely bonkers! LOL! I can't even handle roller coasters with the big dip in the beginning!

Alicia said...

You are brave, my friend...very brave!

Dandy said...

Gah! i'm going to be there! But I ain't jumpin'. I think it is incredibly awesome that you did though.

Here is a fun fact for you: the oldest person to bungee of that bridge was 94 yrs old at the time.

Night Owl Mama said...

OH MY glad it was you and not me. Looks like you survived. and I bet your glad you did it. LOL

judys424 said...

Wow, what an experience! Good for you for going thru it. :)

Auntie E said...

No, I wouldn't want my child to do that either. too Scary for me.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

You are very brave.

bluecottonmemory said...

I think that makes you the most courageous, coolest mom. You need to be my sons' mom. Hang that picture on the fridge and they know not to mess with you. I could never do that. Not just because it would scare the heebeegeebees out of me, but because I can't stand being upside down. The days of me standing on my head for fun are long gone:)

Sarah Panagos said...

oh my! You are very brave! Good on you for giving it a go!

Leonard Family said...

What a brave woman you are! I bet its an amazing rush but ya certainly wouldn't get me to do it. EEKS! YOU GO GIRL!

Lindy said...

You have lost your mind. At least you did way back when you were brave.

I used to love roller coasters but ever since I had E, I won't get on them.

Something about being responsible for another life that has tamed my wild ways.

BK said...

It must have been really fun and exciting! I did mine jump about 2 years back and it was really fun and everything happened very fast too. :)

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Oh. My.

Just looking at that makes my stomach do flips! GREAT pics.

And quietly? Purple Rain will make you do a LOT of daring things... ;)

Happy WW!

Tiaras said...

this is something I have never been brave enough to want to try

Marie said...

Wow! You were really brave to try that -- I would never do that, if only because I'm so afraid of heights they would never get me up that high to jump off in the first place :-)

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

HOLY COW BATMAN! That is something you would NEVER catch me doing.

Nezzy said...

Ya must one wild and crazy brave gal to do this. I have to have something solid under my feet to do any heights. I love fun, a rush but never every would I do this. Kudos to you!

Celebrate life and have a blessed day!!!

LPC said...

My brother did this in New Zealand. I am not sure I could ever make it off the platform.

Heather said...

So brave...maybe a little crazy too, lol. Great shots of that moment.

Snowcatcher said...

Holy smokes!!! Yikes!!! And your fingers weren't still shaking so badly that you could type!!! You are so much braver than me!!!

Michelle said...

Oh, I could never do that....even in my youth. Thanks for sharing those fun shots.

Happy WW!

Wanda said...

OH.MY.SOUL !!! I can't even imagine it.

You've impressed me, yet again.
:)

Susie said...

Wow!! Good for you!!

shopannies said...

wow very scarey

Kat @ For the Love of Chaos said...

Whoa! That is BRAVE! lol Definitely something I couldn't do... lol but looked like fun, nonetheless!

Aunt LoLo said...

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth. UGH. I could NEVER EVER EVER go bungee jumping.

Kudos to you, though.

I think I need to go lie down.

Run DMT said...

Oh hell no. Glad you were brave. I'm sure it was a blast. I'll take your word for it. LOL :-P

Jenni Jiggety said...

That makes me all queasy just THINKING about it.

I went zip lining once. It was a nightmare. LOL!

sheila said...

You are braver than I! No way. No How. I almost got sick just looking at your pics!

Herb of Grace said...

Wow. I just wanna know one thing.... WHY??? I have never understood the whole bungee jumping thing....

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