Showing posts with label adventure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label adventure. Show all posts

Bungee Jumping!

07 December 2014

It's been awhile since I've posted on this blog.  I always start to want to work on it and then I psych myself out a little by just feeling guilty about not blogging.  I'm going to try a new approach with no guilt.  I am not a perfect blogger.  This blog is important and has taught me a lot about myself and allowed me to share stories and meet so many wonderful people.  I love blogging and I have no intention to stop doing it, but I am just going to accept that I have a full time job and a lot of excuses that might get in the way sometimes.

This year has been a rollercoaster - brain surgery, trip of a lifetime, new job, family reunions, and so many special little moments.  I'm about to turn 31 on Monday, so I am closing 30 with a bang.   This year has been about doing this that scare me and this weekend fit that theme to a T.

This weekend, I went bungee jumping!

It was a beautiful hour long drive up to Amboy, WA.  We parked in a lot in the middle of the woods and followed the signs through a lovely path before arriving at the bungee bridge.  It overlooked a breathtaking scene of trees and rolling river below.

I walked up, signed some terrifying paperwork that may or may not have jokingly asked if I was an organ donor and if I would prefer cremation or traditional burial...but still, I had my eye on the prize!  I was doin it!  

There was a quick safety run down to teach us what not to do and then we suited up with our harnesses.

I watched a few people go first and I tried to ease my nerves and just stay calm.  When it was my turn, the team helped get me set up, reminded me of the safety details, and told me that I need to be sure I commit and just get over that ledge and do it without any hesitation.

I stepped over the ledge and I just did it!

It was terrifying.  I definitely panicked in the first few seconds of the free fall, but then I hit the bounce and I realized I was still ok and I breathed out.

It was a really quick jump, but it was amazing.  I am so glad I did something so scary that I've always wanted to do!  It's a perfectly exciting way to end my 30th year.

What do you think?  Would you go bungee jumping?

A Beautiful Saturday: Pyrex Museum

04 February 2013

I recently found out that the Pacific Northwest was hiding a gem - a Pyrex Museum!  Since I'm an avid pyrex collector & part of my yearly goal is to have more adventures, I jumped on the chance to grab a friend and take the three hour road trip up to Bremerton, WA to check it out!

The Pyrex Museum is a little space in the back of an art gallery.  The owner was really wonderful and shared some stories with us about some of the pieces on display.  They had a huge collection of patterns that I had only seen online and in books, so it was pretty amazing to see it all so carefully displayed!

While in Bremerton, we stopped at a pretty random place for lunch called "Kate's Jersey Subs" & I was really excited to find that they had pork roll on the menu.  In case you don't know, pork roll (Taylor Ham) is a meat product that is only found in New Jersey & Philadelphia.  It is something I grew up with and it is one of the things I often really miss from the east coast (so much so that I may hav, so getting to indulge in a food of my childhood really made our Saturday adventure so much sweeter!

After a few stops at a thrift store or two, we left Bremerton and headed to Bellevue, WA to see an exhibit of one of my absolute favorite artists.  On the way to Bellevue, we stopped at an estate sale and score this beautiful set of "snowflake blue" Pyrex that I had just been coveting at the museum, so it seemed like a fitting a perfect score for the day.

The Bellevue Arts museum had a really wonderful exhibit of Nikki McClure art.  I had seen her work on display before, but the museum did fabulous job of curating not just an amazing assortment of her paper cuts throughout the years, but also a look at her process and tools and a compilation of music that inspired her.  It was really beautiful.

It was a perfect Saturday of adventure & inspiration!
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