Sunday, November 10, 2013

flying.

I wanted to do something fun for Corey for his 40th birthday... especially since he wouldn't let me throw him a party. (Scrooge.) There is a man near here that we've seen flying around in this little contraption for the past few years. Corey had mentioned a couple years ago that he thought it would be fun to do sometime. So I figured out how to get in touch with the guy and got this set up. I'll apologize now for all the pictures. =)

 There are two seats... the parachute is inside the big black bag, which is sitting in Corey's seat.






It was basically like a dune buggy, flying through the air. There is a huge fan on the back, but Dan (the flying guy) assured us that if the motor were to go out for some reason, they would just use the parachute and float to the ground.






I think he said they were up about 500 feet in the air. 


Dan lives probably 7 or 8 miles from us, but they flew to our house and the kids and I drove to follow them.




Lawson is pretty sure he wants to do this for his birthday, too. =)


Corey's pictures...





I love this bridge...






The kids and I on the road...


The church Corey grew up in...

I love all the pretty fall colors! It was a perfect day for this!





The photos Dan took while they were flying...




Our farm again. Looking at these pictures makes me realize just how far away neighbors are.

There is a children's book I read for Kansas Day that talks about the fields looking like a big patchwork quilt. It's true!

I love all the lines and rows in the fields and terraces...



Fun day with lots of fun memories!
(And Corey didn't die, like he kept telling me he probably would. So that's always a good day!) =)

5 comments:

sundancesally said...

Beautiful pictures! I gave my step dad this gift when he turned 75. Dan took him up and flew all over. Jim had a big smile on his face, just like Corey. Great gift!

Toni :O) said...

Amy that is SO awesome!! Big thumbs up on that gift!

Debby Graber said...

That would be soooooo fun!!! Al would love to have a plane like that!

jenn said...

You win the award for best wife ever! :)

Jo said...

Where you live is gorgeous!