Today, I received a link to a post about me and I was left speechless! For the first time in my life, I honestly don’t know what to say…. I mean, it’s an entire page dedicated to me!
I had no intentions of posting again today, but I copied the information from squidoo http://www.squidoo.com/extreme-travel and here it is.
Thank you SayGuddaycom!
The Most Exciting Woman on Earth
You know that Dos Equis beer commercial featuring ‘the most interesting man in the word?’ Well I think I might have found the most interesting woman on earth.
Lesley Carter is, what I would call an Extreme Traveler. She’s been to 33 countries, with “no intention of stopping there”, despite being 7 months pregnant now. She Has tried just about every sport imaginable including white-water rafting, skydiving, paragliding, bungee jumping, rock climbing, dog sledding, base jumping, kayaking, surfing, boogie boarding, rappelling, and caving. Whew! I got exhausted just reading the list.
In her words she has “tried every “bucketlist” adventure I could imagine.” And she really means it. On her wedding day, in Jamaica mind you, she even managed to work in some rock climbing, followed by, now get this, a trapeze act in her gown!
Bungee Jumping, isn’t that just falling?
A Bridge to Nowhere
Ho-Hum, another day in the life of Lesley as she bungee jumps off the top of a bridge in in Angeles National Forest. She says that the ‘Bridge to nowhere’ as it’s called, see the link below, is set deep in the San Gabriel Canyon and is a rough, 5 mile hike over tough terrain to get to. And that’s before you throw yourself off this thing!
Note: For those of you that don’t know what bungee jumping is, you tie what is basically a giant rubber band around your feet and, with no other safety equipment what so ever, you just jump off of stuff. Like bridges.
Sky Diving in San Diego
A 13,000 foot leap of faith
They must be some silver tongued, charming devils over there at Sky Diving San Diego because they keep handing people, what appears to be a child’s back pack, and then tell them to leap out of a plane! And people do it! Now, maybe if the plane was on fire I could see that making sense but even then I’d probably try to ride it out to the bitter end. But not Lesley, she just goes ahead and hops right on out the door like she’s getting out of a cab to go to dinner. I’m starting to think she might bee a little ‘touched’ in the head as my grandmother used to say.
When asked what she liked better about sky diving over bungee jumping, Lesley responded “I fall for longer.” How long, exactly, does one fall for when sky diving, you ask? Over SIXTY seconds. That’s an awful long time to think about what might go wrong. Oh, did I mention that she was falling at the rate of 120 miles per hour too? Hasn’t this girl heard of TV? Ya know, put in a DVD, pour a little wine, relax? Not for her I guess.
Best wife ever!
Air Combat USA
Although she’s not MY wife, I can still certainly appreciate that Lesley sure knows how to be a good wife. For their first anniversary Lesley got Darren, her husband, the “Top Gun” experience at Air Combat USA. It was one of his dreams to be a fighter pilot and engage in aerial dog fights so this amazing woman made that dream come true for him. She said “It costs $1,300 but the experience is priceless!” Hey, Lesley, are there any more like you at home? A sister, perhaps?
Based in Fullerton, California, Air Combat USA is the original civilian dogfighting school anywhere in the world and they provide their clients with the experience of flying real fighters, accompanied, of course, by licensed fighter pilots. They even capture your entire experience on hi-resolution cameras for you to enjoy later.
To read the full, detailed account of Darren’s day as an ‘Ace’ follow the link below.
Paragliding in Southern California
Look, up in the sky, is that Lesley?
Why did you decide to try paragliding, Lesley?
Leslie: “Because I wasn’t ready for a solo sky dive but I wanted the power of controlling the parachute.”
Well that makes sense. So off into the air like a bird she took. Paragliding has always reminded me of flamingos. Gawky yet oddly graceful. The good people at Eagle Paragliding were kind enough to strap a giant kite to her back, gave her a radio in case something went wrong…I assume they all wanted to run out with binoculars and watch the results if something did go poorly for her? But, again, this crazy gal loved the experience.
If you want to know which one she loved the best, read her blog in the link below.