Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ʻŪlala ~ Crazy

Bad news.

If you noticed, there was no skydiving post on Saturday. 

Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to the weather.

So we woke up and got to the where the shuttle would pick us up at 7:30, and off we went.

It took about an hour to get there, and it was super foggy and rainy out all morning.

Once we arrived we filled out the paperwork, literally signed our lives away, and then went into the classroom. In there we learned all about what would happen, and the basic instructions during the jump.

We then had to wait around for about 2 and a half hours due to crummy weather, but it soon cleared up, or so we thought.

The first group got all suited up in their harnesses and off they went to the plane! About 10 minutes later, they came back down, and all exited the plane. It ended up being bad up there and a band of rain was coming our way. Obviously no jumping is allowed unless conditions are near to perfect, so we waited around some more.

Once the weather looked like it was going to cooperate again, the first group got suited up again, and went up in the plane a second time. However, again the clouds were just not working on our side today, so they had to officially cancel us for the day.

I was a bit bummed because I have been waiting for months and years for this, but what was one more week when I've waited this long so far.

So we got back on the shuttle to go back. The time that we were getting dropped off was a bad, traffic wise, so the driver told us that he didn't want to drop us back off at UH due to the traffic, so he dropped us at the Ala Moana Center, the mall.

Alyssa, Jonathan (another UH kid who was going), and I had to then catch a bus back to campus. Thankfully I had gotten my ID validated earlier this past week, so it was all good. Kind of annoying though that he couldn't take us back to campus. Oh well.

So then, a bus arrived a few minutes later that would take us back to UH, so we hopped on and took the 20 minute bus ride.

All was fine and dandy, until there was this really loud sound as we drove past a car. Turns out the bus driver hit the car next to us and knocked off their rear view mirror. We were stuck on the bus for another 15 minutes before she finally let us get off because she didn't know how long she'd be there.

So thankfully, we were at the top of campus, so we didn't have too far to walk, but the dorms were still clear across campus from where we were, so it was about a 15 minute walk back to the dorms.

And that was the day. It was quite hectic, but it was an adventurous one, and that's my cup 'o tea!

So we have rescheduled our jump for this Saturday at the same time. The weather has cleared up from the week long gloominess that was hovering over us, and it is beautiful out! This weekend is supposed to be gorgeous, with a 0% chance of rain! Woo :) I do not think anything will come between us this time, meaning hopefully there will be an awesome post headed your way on Saturday!!!

As for now, I have to get back to studying. I have an Astronomy exam tomorrow and then Friday I have a Philosophy exam, a Psychology exam and a paper due, so these next two days are going to be a bit crazy. Skydiving will be the perfect way to celebrate after three exams and a paper, all within a 30 hour period. :)

Talk to you then!

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