Most of us have a bucket list.
Mine should more or less read “go everywhere and do everything.”
That’s a slight exaggeration as skydiving and swimming with sharks aren’t on the list but it has become important to me that I try as many different things as possible.
One item on my list is to take a ride in an old fashioned biplane like the barnstormers use. You know the kind – it’s open air?
This is sort of an interesting goal for a gal who’s afraid of heights but I’m determined to not allow my fears to hold me back. That’s been the theme of the last year and a half and it has served me well in all areas of life but one.
I had the opportunity to take a ride earlier this month but chickened out and have regretted it ever since. So when I learned that biplane rides are being offered at a nearby airport this weekend, it became clear that it’s time to face the fear and check this item off my bucket list.
I’m wavering somewhere between excitement and terror but am trying hard to embrace the pure joy of anticipation.
I’m sort of an old soul and have a deep appreciation for old cars, trains, trucks and planes. There’s something romantic about these old biplanes and the tradition of barnstorming.
The plane pictured above is the one I’ll be riding in. It’s a 1929! How cool is that? This is the sort of bird you would normally see in a museum and I’ll be flying high above the earth in it in a few days!
What do you think? Would you take this ride? What’s on your bucket list?