Saturday, February 21, 2009

Can tick off the list

Do you have a list of things you want to do before you die? Sounds a bit morbid and I'm not meaning to. I'm meaning great things, like travel to Mexico, or skinny dip in the ocean, or sing on a stage. Those things that would put a big smile on your face, that you can tick off the list. And well, you know what a big list person I am but I don't have a list as such of these things written down, but they are in my head.

I got to tick one off today. I got to ride in a helicopter. And it was F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S !!! It was just a 10 minute joyflight around town, we had a festival on and Mike got me a ticket to fly. What a feeling. And so fun to see our little town from the air. I'm sure the pilot thought I was nuts when I told him I felt like I was in Google Earth !! He asked where my house was so made sure to fly right over it. How cool it was.

Saying a quick prayer! My smile belies my nervousness. I was kinda ducking too, I was a bit scared of those rotar thingys flying around.


Roger Wilco Over and Out! Who knows what the pilot thought when I turned the camera on myself! hahahaha


And here's our little town. I can see my house but you can't!


While I'm posting photos, Lucky is up to his last Obedience Class in 1st grade tomorrow. He had so much fun last Sunday. This is more for us I think than him. He knows what to do, it's us who have to learn. Mike had Molly before I was on the scene and she never had any classes, so as good as she is is more to do with her nature than anything else I think. She sits when I say sits. She stays (sometimes) when I say stay. She drops when I have food to offer her! With Lucky we want to do it right.

How proud he looks walking really well here. He does do a bit of the chest out strutting.


And I was rather the proud mama here, taking pictures of the little boy with Mike! Needless to say I was the only one there with a camera, hmmmph. I think I need to have a t-shirt that says "scrapbooker" so others realize why I always have this appendage around my neck.


And with that and not a scrapbook page in sight, I'm about to have a cup of tea and go to bed.


esther_a said...

Isn't that the cutest helicopter?! What fun!

Lynne said...

What! No scrapbook page? How dare you? LOL
Cute photos though.

We took our first helicopter ride from Queenstown NZ to the Shotover River to do the Jet Cat ride! Talk about adrenalin rushes!!

Yes, I kind of have one of thise lists in my head!

And, finally, every little country town seems to look the same from the air - those straight criss-crossing streets, that yellow-green countryside, the galvanised roofs - it could be my parents town except that I'd recognise that!

Jodie said...

I don't think you look nervous at all!
I think I need the "scrapbooker" tshirt as well... hard to be discreet about carrying a DSLR everywhere, I'm getting used to the wierd looks now though.

Bells said...

oh fabulous. I love it. I reckon that would be great fun and if I ever get the chance, I'll take a ride too!

Amandac said...

Maybe we could all go in together and get tee-shirts made up LOL I'm well know around now as the "one who takes the photos" but it could still come in handy :). hey congrats hun on the weight loss, I'm so proud of you! Hopefully that will be me too in a few months *wink*. Don't Mike and Lucky look so pleased with themselves ROFL! Your bags are fantastic Carol and I bet they kids will just LOVE them :)