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Thursday, May 13, 2010


You may remember that The Mr celebrated his birthday in Las Vegas. One of the things he has always wanted to do was go on the ride at the top of the Stratosphere.

So of course, because it was his birthday, we did. We went to the top...
... and the ground is very very far down. (Did I mention I am incredibly afraid of heights?)

The whole family made it to the top...

... but only my dad, sister, The Mr and I actually did the crazy ride (sis is taking the picture). You might note that my eyes are closed. That's not an issue with the photographer. The issue here is that we are over 1,000 feet in the air and on the OUTSIDE of a building. Logically speaking, that's not safe.
The ride shoots you up in the air and you bounce up and down a couple of times before coming to a stop. It actually was pretty fun - and I did open my eyes during the ride. We have a picture of it even!

Just the other day my sister sends me a link. To the Stratosphere's new ride. Called SkyJump. Here's what they say about it:

For your inner adrenaline junkie wanting the ultimate Las Vegas sky dive or base jump, SkyJump is the attraction that provides the highest controlled free fall in the world, all from the Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas. Before the jump, riders are prepped and suited up in Stratosphere’s custom jump suits and given a safety lesson. After a short elevator trip to the top of the Stratosphere Tower, the jumper is connected to a high-speed “descender” and led to the edge of the platform. Just take that last step and plummet through the sky 855 feet, equivalent to 108 floors.
Right there in the description. Free fall. From the top of the Stratosphere. What part of that isn't insane? Of course that's me talking. As I've mentioned, I'm not one for heights. And jumping off a building doesn't sound like a very smart idea to me.

But I digress. My question is, would you do it?

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1 comment:

  1. There's a part of me that says "OMG! You HAVE to do that!!!" But then the logical part of me steps in and says "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!"