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Saturday, September 26, 2015
A screaming good story
Put Bungee on Your Bucket List-0915
boasts of being the adventure
capital of the world. New Zealanders, better know as “Kiwis,” nurture
that reputation by delighting is taking risks that most Americans would run
from. Bungee jumping is a must-do for
adventure travelers in that part of the world.
There are plenty of places to toss one’s brains around and the two that
stand out are Queenstown’s Kawarau Bridge and Auckland’s own famous Sky Tower.
It’s tough to decide between putting out almost $200 to leap 760 feet off a
narrow bridge into near nothingness between a stone gorge with a river….or drop
about $225 diving about 630 feet from a concrete and steel observation deck at
speeds about 85 m.p.h.Relax, the Sky
Tower is guide-cable controlled so as far as we know brains, not bodies, get
smashed around.The Kawarau Bridge jump
has a nice little bobbing inflatable waiting to load stunned jumpers and return
to shore. Once you’re done, you can
brag about it for the rest of your life – as long
Kawarau Bridge Step One:Gear up on the
bridge suspended between two cliffs, close your eyes and jump.
Step two:Open your eyes – you paid nearly two hundred
bucks to show off!
Step three:Keep down your stomach contents while your
bungee line bounces you close to the river.
Step four:Just keep hanging there, upside down, while
your survival depends on the trusty rafters pulling you in.
Sky Tower Step One:Observe the tallest man made
structure in the Southern Hemisphere from afar and remember your bucket list.
Step two:Get hooked up (after paying a lot of money
and taking the elevator up that dazzling height).
Step three:After you’ve taken the leap, start
questioning your sanity as you swing between the steel and concrete.
Step four:Make sure your friends see you last act of
idiocy before you go out and drown your fears in great local beer.