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Jumping at Lake Elsinore

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Jumping at Lake Elsinore

Post  mikeschultz on Sun Feb 12 2012, 14:01

The pounding at my door was persistent,
So I got up to see what the matter was.
A friend asked to come in and I let him.
He handed me an ice cold Coors and said,
“You ready to walk on some air, boy?”
I was and grabbed my gear bag and guitar,
“Yep,” I said, and asked, “Would you
Please carry my beer to the van?” My
Friend could have taken the bag or guitar
But chose the path of least effort and chose
To carry my beer. On our way to the van
We meet a young lady who asks where
We’re bound. We explained we were
Skydivers and she pointed to the beers
And asked, “What are those for, courage?”

The trip to Lake Elsinore was uneventful.
We made two jumps that afternoon and one
That night. My first night jump. Dark,
Very dark on a moonless night, we’re
Lit with colored chem and battery lights,
And out we go, twenty-five persons.
We made a star and the lights went out.
The lights on the ground at the landing
Zone went out. We were now falling
Into blackness. That sure got the blood
Pumping. It seemed longer, but the lights
Were off just twenty seconds. I was
Startled to see how close they had come
When suddenly the lights came on again.
We had supper afterwards – steaks, fries,
And four dozen bottles of ice cold Coors.


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