Go sky diving or Go bungee jumping
I am not an adrenaline junkie. I thought I was going to die while riding the Mummy ride at Universal Studios. It’s not even the stuff that pop in your face while going through the ride that scared me. I had my eyes closed the whole time and I would scream. I opened my eyes a few times for a few seconds and would close them back again. There were times that I had to stop screaming because I was sure that if I didn’t keep myself conscious, I was going to pass out. I hated it. I was so mad at the ride, and so upset because I felt that Angel had deceived me into thinking it would have been just “one little turn sidewise” and that’s it. When I got off the ride, I had tears in my eyes because I was so angry!
Later on in the day, we rode the ride for Jurassic Park. Angel was more cautious this time, and asked me if I was really sure about riding this one. We watched the people emerge out of the building and slide down into the water, creating a big splash. I knew it was going to be a drop going down, but I didn’t think would have been a big one. So I agreed, and we got on the ride.
It was such a calm ride at first, then we started climbing once we rode inside the building. The drop was more than 80 feet. Again, I alternated between screaming and holding on to my sanity. The good thing was that I didn’t get too wet, (which is why I put Angel on the edge). The girls in front got soaked!
You might have noticed how there are people and kids that look absolutely calm in both pictures. They must ride roller coasters all the time, and think that these two rides were like a stroll in the park. I think that with age, I have become more fearful about things. I guess it’s because I start picturing all kinds of scenarios of how things can go wrong. Maybe it’s also because we become more responsible as we get older, and take less risks. (I’m speaking in general, some people still like to do it because that’s in their nature.)
I used to want to go sky diving before in my late teens, my early college days. I was looking into it, and had heard it was around $200 to go and do it. I just didn’t have the money, and it wasn’t a top priority on my list of to-dos. It was something for later, when I had a job and could afford it. Bungee jumping was offered at the Rodeo for less, around $70, but I didn’t want to do it. I have never liked having my head upside down. Plus, I don’t like the business of having to go back up in the air and then coming back down again. I don’t want to mess with the natural laws of gravity, thank you very much.
Guess what? Now that sky diving could be a possibility, there’s no way you would get me up in a plane to do that anymore. This sounds silly but I have a hard time breathing when there’s too much wind in my face, (like going in a speedboat). I figure that might be an issue while sky diving as well. But if worse comes to worst and my survival depends on it, I will take sky diving over bungee jumping.