March 22, 2012


Last month while visiting Grampa & Grama in PHX we had the chance to watch sky diving.
Have you ever seen this up close?
And amazing!
ELOY, AZ is a 10 min drive from my parents place in Casa Grande.
Eloy is basically a one horse town (ok, well maybe two or three horses) totally deserted, and not the kind of place you'll find Macy's, Tiffany & Co, or even Target. Tumbleweed city!  BUT, as my Mom would say, "it is HOME to someone".
It is also a world class centre for sky diving.
Who knew?! Sky Diving central to all kinds of folks from around the globe.
Eloy is on the map! We heard every accent imaginable from those that were there.
The actual venue wasn't much to see driving up but when you get back to the shacks where the jumpers hang out, learn, live, and love, it is surprising what goes into those jumps.  It is a culture all on its own.

No disrespect at all but I just assumed sky diving attracted a bunch of dare devil "crazies" that jumped out of a moving plane for an endorphin rush.  WTF?  Weird. Going for a run gives me that rush.
Some unreal and intense training goes into these sky dives.
It is spectacular to watch up close. You honestly have to see it to believe it.
Andrew was in AWH!
Heck, I was in AWH!
They are RIGHT THERE, only feet from you when they land.

I have a new respect for these "crazies".
If ever in AZ, it is well worth the day trip to watch the jumpers.  You may even join the craziness and sign up, tempting to be totally honest.

Bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic lunch and camera.  It is unforgetable!
Next to watching Andrew get on Grampa's horse Jack, and Grama's never ending rice pile fun it was the highlight of this trip to AZ.

I had to add this one. His Dad stands the same way as the picture on the right.
I find Andrew standing like this all the time.  It's so funny to see the traits we pass along.


And my personal favorite...


  1. Did you know that my ex-boyfriend was a Skyhawk? (They get two year terms)

    We travelled around for a couple of years with the demonstration team... they did shows all over the world. VERY never wracking for the girlfriends below. I went up in the planes lots, but will never jump out of one! If you ever get a chance to see them, the show is unreal.

  2. P.S. Watch the video on the main page. They do this all at low altitude for the benefit of the spectators below.


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