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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Biggest Adrenaline Rush Ever - Kawarau Bridge Bungy, Queenstown, New Zealand

I bungy jumped. All there is to it. I, Sarah Tucker, jumped off a perfectly sound bridge, 43 meter or 140 foot fall. I want to do it again.

I was perfectly fine as 4 of us walked out onto the bridge and put our harnesses on. 2 girls went and then it was my turn. Chatting it up with guys strapping me in, stand up walk close to the edge and they ask me a question and I don't answer. My mind stopped working, what the heck am I about to do! It was terrifying, but I somehow managed to jump.

Not the graceful swan dives you always see, I think it's because we were in body harnesses and not foot ones. But still an epic picture that I love.

For the less than 5 second free fall you can't scream and all I could think about was how unsure I was that this rope wasn't going to catch me. Then it did and all I could do was scream. Most exhilarating feeling ever.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rabbits on steroids

I know it's been too long since I've updated my blog so I'll try and remember everything I've done the past couple of weeks and break it up.

The weekend after break was spent here in Lincoln as everyone was still recouping from our two week break and we all exchanged stories and enjoyed being back with each other. It's amazing how close we all have become and how excited we all were to return to each other. I hung out with CSU kids a lot this week as our advisor from Colorado came to visit and took us out to dinner, yum! We went to the horse races Friday night, but they were carriage races. I placed bets and lost, but helped others win! Unfair right?

I've been staying on top of my school work, which is starting to catch up with me. But I'm still enjoying my time out here. The first weekend of May Val, Cayla, Liz and I went to go hike Mt Cook. Well not the actual mountain but the best hike to see the glaciers and Mt Cook from. We left after dark Friday night to drive there. Upon getting to the mountains we began to see bunnies. Awww cute. Me and Val saw a kangaroo, we promise. The other girls don't believe us (now we are told it might be a wallaby). Saw a few possums, which are fury here and a big problem. Then we are driving along and this massive steroid rabbit hops out in front of our car and decides to jump right and left unsure of which way to go. 4 girls in a car, 2 are vegitarians, 1 steroid rabbit jumps out equals lots of screaming. This happened multiple times, we must have seen at least 200 bunnies/steroid rabbits in a half hour. They are not very smart animals. You can't run over them either because they are so big they will damage the car. Finally made it to the base of the mountain and set up camp. Woke up too late the next morning to get into the hut at the top of the mountain and the other girls didn't want to camp out up there because it would have been too windy and too cold. Basically they were pansys, but I wanted too! We still hiked up half way which was good. But it was nothing but stairs the whole way up, talk about a work out. Ran into more people from CSU and from other Colorado schools, I just can't escape them.

I took lots more pretty scenery pictures. But those will go in the scrapbook I plan to make this summer. I'll show it when I'm done. We ate dinner along Lake Tekapo, which has the bluest water ever. It's so gorgeous in the country.

I'll update more on my latest weekend in Queenstown later!

Sending my Love, Sarah