Thursday, February 21, 2013

Come Fly With Me

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One of our favorite places to take visitors to San Diego is the Torrey Pines Glider Port. You can go there and watch people take off and land for free. There’s even a little sandwich shop with surprisingly good sandwiches there.

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When Todd’s sister Amy was here a couple of weeks ago, we took her there to see people fly.
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I’m always amazed and delighted at the sight of paragliders taking off over the ocean. One of the coolest things in the whole world!
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I love seeing all the gliders lined up over the coastline.
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Occasionally there’s even a hang glider or two.
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And yes, it’s always windy there.
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Speaking of flying… this is what I did for my birthday a few years ago. I even got some great photos out of it.
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And a video.
Kind of makes the paragliding look pretty tame huh? :D

12 comments:

  1. The ocean is so beautiful. TFS. (P.S. you are one brave girl).

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  2. You are very brave!! Not sure I could do sky diving or Para gliding...I do like flying but enjoy that seat with a motor to keep me up in the air!! Thanks for sharing this sounds like an awesome place to visit.

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  3. Nothing tame about Christine. She goes all out!

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  4. Love this. What a beautiful place!

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  5. How beautiful! ps, it's snowing here in Ohio :)

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  6. I'm definitely going to show your photos to my friend, Hayley ... she's ALWAYS wanted to skydive and for her birthday later this year, she's hoping to do her very 1st tandem jump!

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  7. Oops, I meant to embed the video too. It's there now! :)

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  8. I just heard of this place recently! I'll have to take David there.

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  9. Sky diving mmmmmmm Hell to the No!

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  10. dang! fun and scary at the same time!
    I heard it's hard to breath in the free fall....

    beautiful gliders....so colorful
    Julie

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  11. This is one of my favorite places to take out-of-town guests too. And you are very brave, Christine. Or you were when you were "younger." :-)

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  12. That looks like tons of fun. Must be a windy city.

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