Oct 19

Daily Pics: Bridge Day

by in America, US Road Trip 2014

What would compel a sane person to attach a backpack, throw themselves off a bridge, free fall toward the ground, pull a chute and hope to god it works, then try to navigate the winds to land on a small target by a raging river? Respect to professional base jumpers. 

Funny thing is after watching a few hurl themselves over the egde for Bridge Day, you start to demand more theatrics. The daring but plain forward free fall is no longer enough. Twists, pikes, backward flips and tandem jumpers captivate. You quickly get dulled to the fact that each time they jump they are dicing with death. So blasé. More more more! 

 

Baby strapped to mum in a sling in an RV

My barnacle baby, strapped tight so I can get a few things done around the RV

 

Items in a kitchen sink

Securing the fort. Packing up the RV to move onto the next destination

 

RV parked up

Farewell Summerville Lake Retreat. It’s been swell

 

Baby giving mum a kiss

Baby Boy O has learned to kiss…actually it is more like smooch and lick

 

People on the bridge

Thank goodness we took a bus to Bridge Day. No parking here! 

 

Baby in carrier with dad

Hanging out with dad. No parachute here

 

New river gorge sign with zip liners

No zip-lining today

 

View from the bridge

Just a small drop

 

Baby with hoodie smiling

Don’t throw me off please!

 

One base jumper jumping off bridge

One base jumper

 

Two base jumpers jumping off a bridge

Two jumpers

 

Bridge jump landing spot near river

X marks the landing spot

 

Concession stand

Not a real Philly cheesesteak nor an Italian sausage

 

Fake Philly cheesesteak

Impostor!

 

Baby and mum in front of yellow school bus

Ride back to the car park. Baby Boy O’s first school bus ride

 

RV on road with motorcyclists following

Cruising along the Midland Trail

 

Golden dome of Charleston capital building

Quick stop in Charleston to drop off the grill at the UPS store

 

Grocery bags full of food in RV

Restocking

 

Happy baby having diaper change

Nappy / diaper change

 

Welcome to Kentucky sign

Hello Kentucky

 

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