Firsts in 2012:
- Ran a mile (for the first time in over 10 years!)
- Drove most of the way across the country (towing a trailer)
- Ate an oyster (raw!)
- Had a helicopter flying lesson
That last one was on New Year's Eve and I am still pretty excited about it. As part of family Christmas, my sister-in-law offered all the family members a very brief flying lesson in a Robinson R22 - a very small helicopter. I was a little nervous but I know that she is very experienced and very safe. We had ground school and then I (in my geekiness) read more about the history of helicopter development and the controls.
|Taking off - hovering is the hardest part|
|Off we go!|
|Coming in for a landing|
I may have jumped up and down when I was done. It was that cool. (I may also have been advised to try some flying lessons!)
I am leery of posting 'resolutions' for 2013. I think people go a little overboard. I think like most people, I am focusing a little bit about my health - but that's not interesting to write about so enough there. I'd also like to remind myself to say yes to more things. Saying yes is how you get to do cool stuff like fly a helicopter, take a road trip, and eat oysters!