Monday, December 8, 2008

Michael flys...well..sort of

I would be a liar if I didn't admit I harbored some healthy skepticism when we visited the iFly place at the Saloman in Ogden. I believed that Jenna and Kellen (Griffitts) would do great, because honestly, what don't they do well athletically in their family? But I thought that Brad, and alternatively Mike, the big boys might struggle. Perhaps its because I did indoor skydiving with my fam in Vegas and I remember the way the building shook and waled when they upped the fan to get my Dad off the ground. My Dad, who is not a featherweight, but who still looks up to my hubbie.

So you can imagine I had some doubts about the Ogden flying contraption and their ability to blast my quasi-300 lb. spouse into orbit.

I was wrong. He flew. Apparently, the center has newer technology (apparently some engineering grad has found a way to bluff his way into the coolest project ever) and uses a combination of a sucking-in and blowing-out turbine to create the necessary body lift. It was a lot of fun to watch, and I am pretty sure Mike enjoyed it too. For you viewing pleasure...


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P.S. My favorite part is the cheeks...our children have no chance.

I am now officially into law school finals--my first one is Wednesday, which is probably why I am blogging to postpone my going over my torts skeleton. Wish me luck, hope, good karma, whatever, I'm not picky at this point. Intentional infliction of emotional distress anyone?