Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The LIST!!

Over the past few days I have really been giving my “Things to do before I HOPEFULLY get a pacemaker list” some thought. I went on YouTube the other day and pulled up some videos of people rafting the Sweet Falls rapid on the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia. I watched this raft go over the rapid (and I’m talking a ten to twelve man size raft) disappear. It was gone. It went down the fourteen foot drop and….. (wait for it) and up it comes into the rapid. You couldn’t even see their heads. If that wasn’t enticing enough, as soon as they were out of that rapid, they go into another one which causes the raft to flip. There is this huge rock that splits the rapid and what does it do, it dumps the people out of the raft. During all of this, they show some of the people who have swam over to a rock with the raft. They just pull it out of the water like it’s nothing. At the end of watching this, I came to the conclusion that I physically can’t do that anymore. G2 Gatorade and a Nutrigrain bar will not be enough to sustain me during my whitewater experience. Besides, I’ve carried those rafts and with the whole boat helping. There is no way I could handle that raft and let’s just say two other people and the Class V rapid flowing on by. I’m just going to have to pick another river. At least I got to do half to the river.

Another item on my list is to go to Cedar Point Amusement Park, The Roller Coaster Capital of the WORLD!! It has seventeen roller coasters, three being of the top ten steel coasters in the world. I get excited by just looking at the website which is sad I know. I love the feelings you get when you ride them. The feelings when you get are next in line to get on, whenever you are going up the hill and best of all, going down the hill! The one thing I have to say that I do not like roller coasters is when they put on those darn brakes. I am very, very thankful for those brakes but oh, that right there can make me want to lose my lunch.

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to bungee jump. Well, I’m going to do it, it’s most likely now or never. When Jacob and I were first dating, we went on an Xtreme Skyflyer. Being pulled up in the air 153 feet was the worst. I started cursing half way up quietly to myself. Jacob hadn’t known me that long, so I tried to have manners. Well, those went out the door when they let us go. This all being said, we were at the beach two years ago and I saw a ride that was similar. It is called the Human Slingshot. You and a partner sit in two fastened seats and they “bungee” or “slingshot” you up into the air. Really fun stuff!!

So for now, that is all that I have for my list. If anybody has any ideas, please send them my way. I love doing stuff that is “memorable” and fun to look back and think about. You only live once.

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer,
    Greetings....I'm glad to see you have rethought your rafting but also glad that you still have your "list". My son has gone to Cedar Point and is wanting to go back. He says nothing compairs to their roller coasters. I live right here close to the beach, we use to have one of those "rubberband drops", people use to line up all night to get on it. I don't know why they took it down. I always stood and watched people jump off the platform at the top and thought about doing it....but never did. Live your dreams, everyone in our shoes know that tomorrow we might not feel like doing anything. Keep me informed. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!!
    I'm heading to Iowa to see the motlity specialest. Only 2 in the country, 1 here in Va. at VCU, I've seen. And now the other has agreed to take my case, across the country I go. Stay well......Jeannie