I went to Skydive Arizona over Thanksgiving vacation, crammed myself in a little plane with at least 20 other jumpers and did a tandem jump from 13,000 feet. It was awesome! At first there was a little panic until we got under control and then I was able to "rest" (as much as you can thousands of feet in the air!) on the wind and enjoy the free fall.
The guy that took me was Jay and he has jumped almost 4,000 times. I figured that one jump wasn't going to "kill" me. At least that was what I was hoping! Even if it did, the stack of papers signing my life away before I jumped, would never allow me to sue if I was hurt or my family to sue if I was dead. Thankfully we didn't have to deal with either one of those issues!
So off I went... soaring up to 13,000 feet and then plummeting back to earth at about 120mph. It was exhilerating and something I'm so glad I can add to the list of things that I can say "been there, done that, got the t-shirt (which I really did!)
Once again back on solid ground.... what a ride!