White Water Rafting or Sky Diving?

What would you rather? Sky diving or white water rafting? This summer I went Skydiving with Vacationland Skydiving and White Water Rafting with Three Rivers White Water in Maine, USA. I am hard pressed to choose which adventure sport I like the most! I love them all! Which would you prefer?

Rafting

Water Works

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Thirty for 30

For my 30th birthday I planned to complete thirty things to celebrate the big 3.0 in my own unique way. It has been three weeks since my 30th birthday and I have finally completed my list!

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

Here is my thirty for 30:

1. Visit Miramichi New Brunswick for the first time
2. Go River Tubing with Gallan’s Miramichi River Tubing
3. Stay overnight at the Scooner Point Log Cabins
4. Take a trip with my best friend
5. Shopping in Maine
6. Skydiving
7. Fly in a 2-seater diamond aircraft
8. Eat my birthday dinner at Maverick’s Steak House & Grill
9. Flying lessons
10. Pick out my own birthday cake- Treatzza Pizza from DQ
11. Spend my birthday at the beach
12. Visit La dune de Bouctouche
13. Buy a new outfit to wear on my birthday
14. Embrace being thirty by not having a birthday party, but rather celebrate it with experiences
15. See a rainbow
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Skydiving in Vacationland

“The way life should be.” ~ Maine’s Motto

My first two attempts at skydiving in Pittsfield, Maine were cancelled due to the weather.Jump It was literally raining on my parade! Disappointed, I knew the third attempt would be my last and final opportunity to skydive during my time in Maine before needing to return home. Fellow Canadian Brad Fisher, owner of Vacationland Skydiving, updated me each morning with the weather at the field. Third time was a charm because the weather was perfect on August 11th to jump at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. It could not have possibly been a more stunning day to jump out of a plane. Clear blue sunny skies. No cloud in sight. It just goes to show that everything happens for a reason.

I have always wanted to skydive, but the right opportunity had not come up until now. What better way to ring in the big 3.0., but to jump out of a plane? I had to do something dramatic, right? Each year that I get older, I feel younger. I am a young soul. Teaching middle school definitely keeps me young and alive. I even get my fashion tips from my students! I thrive on their energy. Turning 30 was actually quite exciting! 30 is the new 20 right? Honestly, turning 30 to means more experience, opportunity, and my upcoming year off from work to travel! Starting my thirties off with a 120 mph free fall is the perfect entry into ‘adult-hood’ for me.

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Beyond Words

I finally completed my top bucket list item for my 30th birthday: Skydiving! Words cannot even express the thrill I experienced. I have always wanted to go skydiving, but I thought it would be something I wanted to do once in my lifetime to say that I tried it. Now that I have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane…I can’t wait to do it again! My boyfriend rolled his eyes when I told him it was the best rush I have ever experienced. I would do it everyday if I could. It was not what I expected (not scary at all…once I left the plane) and better than I ever could have imagined. I can’t even begin to tell you what it was like. Until I can grasp what I actually did yesterday, I will share my story with you in pictures for now.

Getting Ready to Jump

Getting Ready to Jump

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The Greatest Thrill I Will Ever Experience

Today I am going skydiving with Vacationland Skydiving in Pittsfield Maine for my 30th birthday as a present to myself! Skydiving today will be even more special because my best friend Kristyn will be joining me. I am excited and scared at the same time! I’ve always wanted to go skydiving and I feel the time is now. Today is the day. What better way to celebrate the big thirty? As I watched the skydiving videos on Vacationland Skydiving‘s website the other day, the palms of my hands got sweaty with anticipation of what I am going to do. I can’t believe I am finally going to do it! I’m actually going to fall from the sky. My boyfriend asked me: why would you want to jump out of a perfectly good plane? Maybe he is right, although, he has this perspective because he is a pilot. The majority of my friends and family think I am insane, yet the few who have been skydiving have been cheering me on. I’ve been told it is the greatest thrill I will ever experience (I hope).

This is my top bucket list item right now! When dreams finally become reality.

Wish me luck! I think I might need it…

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 30th birthday and I am in the process of coming up with a list of 30 thingsMiramichi River Tubing I’m going to do this week to celebrate my 30th. The older I get the younger I feel! Getting older to me means that you get more opportunities to try new things and have more fun. For those of you who are already 30, what did you do to ring in your 30th birthday? For those not yet thirty, what would you plan to do for your 30th? I am excited to share with you the adventures I take this week! Sky diving being the first on my bucket list!

My birthday started off with a bang! My boyfriend planned a surprise getaway adventure to Miramichi in New Brunswick, Canada to go river tubing with Gallan’s Miramichi River Tubing and to stay overnight at the beautiful Scooner Point Log Cabins. We had an incredible time. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week will bring! That’s 2 items on my list of 30… 28 to go…