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Favourite genre of music: Classical, Baroque
Favourite photographer: Peter Gowland
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin & Hobbes
Personal Quote: Old age and treachery overcome youth and skill
  • Listening to: The Wizards Run
  • Reading: The Antiquities of The Jews.
  • Watching: The Great Raid
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Eggs
  • Drinking: Coffee
Yesterday, we had some really great, warm weather!

Naturally, this was one of the rare times for great jumping this late in the season. 

It was a balmy 80 degrees for the day. Beautiful clear blue skies!

While I was getting set up I inquired from a jumper who just landed, how cold it was at altitude.

"It's great. Just like summer. I just wore these tights.." she told me.

So I figured on just wearing my normal shorts and t-shirt under my jumpsuit. 

We get up, and as we climbed, I figured her idea of summer must have been for Finland, not Texas. 

Okay, I follow a group out the door. 

I sure wished I had at least wore gloves!

After flying on my back for awhile, I realized just how not-summer like it was. 

To add insult to injury, The wind died, and I slid into the results of the last few weeks of rainy weather.

Despite the green appearance from the air, the landing area was a sea of mud. 

I left a large butt skid mark plowed deep into the soft earth. when I stood up, I found my foot in a fire ant mound. Fortunately, they were still very slow!

I gathered up my gear, and came back to the hanger with a ton of mud on my shoes. 

I left both shoes, and jumpsuit outside. 

I spent some time getting the mud off my toggles. The leg straps got some goo as well.

Oh well, I hope it stays dry and warm for at least a couple more weeks.



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Andy123P Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
nice profile picture/username
Brit31 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch :)
verdenpark Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2018
Apologies for the late reply. Thankyou for watching. Wonderful gallery.
InsideMyShoes Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks much for the watch.
phydeau Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
:w00t: thanks a lot for the Added to my devWatch!   Sunny
treesareredinautumn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for watching! :heart:
katyT Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Professional
Thought you'd like this :)…
DocMallard Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
Max tried to crawl into a 12 pack box. It didn't work.
Embrace-Fate Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for stopping by. Have a llama.
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