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July 21, 2012


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Ok, I have to admit, that was pretty cool. Very cool, in fact. I loved watching the video! So is Mike doing it again? :D Hopefully you won't have to wait as long for him to appear next time. Congrats to the skydiver!


That was awesome and your husband is a nut but at least he is having fun. lol
Hope you have tons of life insurance on his butt, lol
I'm with you on the stitching and movie watching. We do go to the drag races a lot.
Can't wait to see Bre do it
What is Mike's next adventure????


That's really neat! Go Big Papa!! I have to admit, though--the pics where you can see the landscape at the bottom would have had me super-gluing myself to the plane!! LOL

Laurie in Iowa

Congrats on your first jump Big Papa. Loved seeing your video... but I think I'd just have stayed in the plane.

Marsha Kruze

I think I threw up a little. Yowzer. Congrats though!


I'll never forget the day my "idiot" best-beloved husband came home and said, "I'm going to airborne school, Hooah." All I could think about was who in their right mind would want to jump out of a perfectly fine airplane? I spent the entire time he was at Ft. Wherever it was with a knot in my gut and couldn't even look up during the graduation when wave after wave of soldiers jumped out of a perfectly fine airplane. He finally got it out of his system. Boys will be boys.


There is not enough tea in China to make me do this! I have a huge fear of heights and the only way I would jump out of an airplane is for someone to throw me out!

And my partner getting the wind knocked out of him--I would have expired with him!


That's something I have always said I'd love to do, but then again, I don't like heights, so I doubt I'll ever do it!! Kudos to Mike for going!

Michele Hebson

Totally awesome. I for one am not THAT adventurous...hence why, if you have ever been to my blog, I close my posts "Vicariously yours."

A big congrats to Mike. (and you and Sophie for living through it.) HUGS


Paulette!!! I just loved watching this. I am so happy for Mike that he got to do that. I think I could do a tandem jump, but for now, my feet will stay firmly planted on Terra Firma!

Great pics and fantastic video!


Wow! All I can say is amazing! :) Cathryn


I think I see a new bored game in the making... Big Papa's Next Adventure. Kind of a Monopoly setting with cards in the middle telling the player what dare-devil, crazy stunt they have to do before advancing to "go" to collect that life insurance policy.
Very cool Mike! Paulette, you and Sophie were even cooler watching and not freaking out! At least Bre wasn't able to make it so you didn't have to worry about both of them at the same time.

Beth Narverud

So I read Mike is taking his first solo jump next month. Marty is coming to visit in August. Coincidence, I think not. I told Marty to beware. Especially when they board that plane for "Vegas.". LOL

Robin Hager

WoW!! How awesome is that! I remember my first solo flight as a student, and what a thrill that was. I'm sure this was a bit more intense! I bet he will do it again! Thanks for sharing this great video with us. Mike is a cool dude!


en tout cas ce n'est pas moi qui irait là bas. La photo du jeune homme atterrissant ressemble aux chevaliers du ciel! belles photos bravo


Congratulations to Big Papa but I do prefer your fun list Paulette, mine is slightly the same!


Really really wow!!! I admire people who do things like this! My DH and my DD will do what your husband did on next Friday!!! I am already very excited! I will stay safely on the ground and look up to them!! I have not the slightest wish to do this... ;o)

Have a nice week!



Brave, brave, brave, man! All I gotta say.


Lynn Jones

AWESOME!!! My oldest son and I have always wanted to do this. Jeff made the jump but I never had the opportunity and at this stage of the game I don't think it will ever happen. I'm now content to follow your Bucket list. Kudos to Mike! When's the solo jump?


I've always wanted to do this, and now I have through your video! I think I'm on to something - fulfill my bucket list through YouTube. Close enough.

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