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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
Interests
  • 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
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Brit31 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch :)
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verdenpark Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2018
Apologies for the late reply. Thankyou for watching. Wonderful gallery.
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InsideMyShoes Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks much for the watch.
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phydeau Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
:w00t: thanks a lot for the Added to my devWatch!   Sunny
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treesareredinautumn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for watching! :heart:
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katyT Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Professional
Thought you'd like this :)www.facebook.com/9GAGCute/vide…
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
Max tried to crawl into a 12 pack box. It didn't work.
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Embrace-Fate Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for stopping by. Have a llama.
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