For Christmas this year I bought the boys (the younger ones and Pretty Handsome Guy) a gift certificate to go indoor skydiving. After the zipline tours, I knew our kids were not afraid of heights. And when it comes to being “thrill seekers” — let’s just say they definitely take after their Mom and Dad. Handsome Guy and I have both been “real” skydiving before and loved the experience. I have decided I won’t skydive again until my kids are grown and out on their own. (Gotta stick around to help raise these two handy boys.)
Indoor skydiving seemed like a great way to enjoy all the thrills of the free fall, but in a controlled environment. This weekend I took a brief break from the kitchen renovation to fly 53 feet up in a wind tunnel! It was so much fun and a nice break from work.
When you arrive, they suit you up with a wind suit, knee pads, goggles, ear plugs and a helmet. Then you get a few minutes of instruction outside the tunnel.
Brittany grew up in Northern Virginia, the oldest of three daughters. Her parents added onto their home three times during her childhood. During renovations, her mom and dad let her swing hammers and “help” them build. They instilled in her a belief that she could do anything a boy could do — if not better.
Her mantra is that if someone can do it, then there is a 95% chance that she can do it too! She refuses to bow to the stereotypes that women aren’t handy. Please join Brittany on her DIY journey as she shows you some of the accomplishments and pitfalls of doing it yourself!