I have been on a lot of adventures this year. I’ve been on cruises, skydiving, white water rafting, and more! I’ve gone on so many adventures with family and friends that I have fallen behind in posting them. So, here it goes.

For my 18th birthday this year, I wanted to go skydiving. It’s something that I’d been talking about for a long time. I was terrified and excited at the same time.

My dad, my cousin and his wife, and one of my friends all went with me. My sister also went to hang out with us and watch, but she is to young to skydive. Because of the bad weather, we had to wait over 7 hours before we could finally jump. It was so worth the wait though.

By the time it was our turn to jump, I no longer felt nervous. I had been waiting all day. I was ready. We got suited up with harnesses and headed out to board the plane.

Boarding the plane to go skydiving

Boarding the plane to go skydiving

The plane took off…

…and we went higher…

…and higher.

That’s when I started getting nervous again. Looking out the plane window, I could not wrap my mind around the thought that I was actually going to jump out, and we weren’t even at the jumping height yet. I was terrified.

We reached a height of 12,000 feet, and the plane door opened. My jump master positioned us at the edge of the opening. There was no backing out now. Before I knew it, we were falling towards the earth.

Skydiving with the Sunset

The sunset in the background made the wait worthwhile.

Free falling towards the earth at 120 mph was the most unbelievable feeling. I cannot describe what it felt like. I looked around at the setting sun, the world thousands of feet below us, and tried to grasp the fact that I was actually falling back down towards the ground.

Skydive Free Fall Picture

Free falling with my jump master

I have never done anything as terrifying and amazing as skydiving. I am so glad I did it, and it was great to be able to experience it with family and friends. I would definitely recommend skydiving, and I would definitely do it again.

Lego Sea Dragon

I love Downtown Disney! My family and I go there almost every time we go to Orlando, FL. Last time I was there, we went to the Lego store as the sun was setting. The giant Lego Sea Dragon in the lake was in front of the beautiful orange sky and the sun was in the perfect position. It looked like the Sea Dragon was eating the sun. I was super excited when I noticed it. I was able to get some awesome photos of the Dragon with the setting sun.

Photography takes lots of practice and experience (which I greatly lack, but I am working on it), but sometimes it’s just about being at the right place at the right time.

Beautiful Nevada

My dad and I went to Nevada back in November. We went for a 4-day defensive handgun class at Front Sight, in Pahrump, NV.

It was my first time in Nevada, and I couldn’t believe what I saw. It is a beautiful state! The view is absolutely breathtaking! Pahrump is a small town about an hour outside of Las Vegas. You truly feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. We were surrounded 360 degrees by mountains. I never got tired of waking up to that view.

I found a really small cactus!

The High Ropes Corse at Front Sight with the beautiful sunset behind it.

Day or night, the view was unbelievable!

I’m looking forward to going back soon!