Thursday, March 14, 2013

Short post today

Today was a most memorable day for me as I watched my friend achieve another one of her goals.  Our goals are SO different.

She has always wanted to skydive.  And while I can't fathom that thought for myself, I applaud her for making it a reality.

We woke early this morning to join her and her husband at the little airport in Jean NV for this adventure.

The group she went with is called Vegas Extreme Skydiving and it looked like a lot of least from where I stood.

These are tandem jumps and the guy she was paired with was a hoot.  But then again you probably have to be a bit crazy to do this for a living.

There will be photos and video coming in the future but right now we are having a trippus interruptus and I can't work on that part of this blog.  I do plan to continue blogging while on our trip as time permits, but there are no guarantees.

Left Brain has been awarded the honor of being named Citizen Diplomat of the Year from World Services in La Crosse WI.  He has done a great deal of work with the Russian student exchanges and work programs over the years and this award is quite an honor.

So tomorrow morning we will be flying back to Wisconsin to see the family and receive this award.  It seems so wrong to be flying into the snow and cold when it's in the 80's here, but that's just the way it is.

And unlike the Divine Miss M, I plan to stay in my airplane seat the entire duration of the trip.  The Queen does not even use the top step on her step stool thank you very much.  There will be no sudden leaps from any airplanes, even if I am asked to leave.

Long Live the Queen of Cowards


  1. I always say I am not afraid of heights, I am afraid of falling!

  2. I'm with you ... I admire the few freinds I have that have dared to take this leap, but my feet are glued to the ground ... and there to stay, I hope:)

    I am way behind on my reading, but will be trying to catch up the next few days. I did get your comment about The International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. So now I know we have something else in common. I was there last summer and am a member of ICF. In fact this trip to Nebraska was sponsored by ICF and we were led by George (the founder of ICF) and Rich (The president of ICF). They were wonderful as were all of the people in the group of twenty. We saw some amazing sites and learned a great deal from people who are deeply involved in the conservation of the habitat that supports this massive (largest in the world) crane migration. It was even larger this year as the snow geese have joined the migration.

    Congratulations to Left Brain. He must be a wonderful person (which is no surprise as he lives with the Queen of Wonderful). That is quite an honor he is receiving ... he must feel very proud and humbled.

    I will be commenting more as I get caught up. I will also be posting things from my trip if I can ever get all of my pictures organized and sorted. It's good to be home and back in touch. Safe trip home Queen of Land Lovers ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol