Sunday, April 5, 2009

Our Adventure to SkyVenture

We just got back from taking the kids to SkyVenture.  At SkyVenture you get to go indoor skydiving in a vertical wind tunnel.  After a short training video, the kids got suited up in elbow and knee pads, jumpsuit, earplugs, goggles and helmet.  (By this time Ryan was pretty freaked out and was no longer interested in flying.)  Everyone files into a chamber just off the vertical wind tunnel.  One by one each person gets taken into the VWT by the instructor, who provides guidance and support (mostly so you don't end up on your back or crashing into the wall).

Here is a quick clip of Millie and Ryan second one-minute flights:

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Although Ryan was freaked out, he did say he had fun when it was all done, but he didn't want to do it again.  (At least for today) 

Millie did awesome and only got scared when she looked down.  (Can really blame her,when you are walking on/floating above a wire mesh which is 40'-50' above the turbines.)

At the end they ended up with certificates to mark the day.  This will truly be a memorable weekend for a long time to come.

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