Sunday, April 15, 2012

Embracing the Unexpected


My dear Hubby and I were out and about yesterday, when we saw this little helicopter.... 


When I heard the pilot was offering rides.....my first thought was YES!
Anyone else want to join me? 


Just a tiny little area in front of the seat, all "glass", so up close for sure! 


The day was clear and bright, so we could see quite a distance.
Beautiful North Carolina greenery!


I would love to learn to fly one of these guys!.....if not for learning what all these mean and more!
I imagine it is quite the process to learn to operate a helicopter!


I loved it!....can I go again????
I had no idea when I woke up in the morning I was going to be enjoying my first helicopter ride!
Off to solder some more...I am really enjoying the learning process as well as the creative.
What are you up to this weekend?
Hugs,
Terri

25 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

How amazingly fun....yeah for you. Next you need to do a hot air balloon. quiet, like you're on a cloud...you'd love it. Oma Linda

Liz said...

Looks fantastic - what a lovely way to spend some time! Views must have been amazing!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a neat experience!

I don't think I will ever get the chance to do that - so glad you have been given it.

That must have truly been thrilling!

craftattack said...

Sounds like great fun! Valerie

Lucille said...

Terri, you are a brave soul. The only way I would ever get into an helicopter would be for a matter of life and death! I am afraid of heights.

Catherine said...

That is why we have the word serendipity. ;-) What a wonderful weekend and opportunity. I bet you loved it!
I really like your city. I almost moved there a few years ago. One thing I really liked was that you don't see ugly street signs. Even the McDonalds didn't have unsightly yellow arches!

june macfarlane said...

Ohhh wow that looks like a lot of fun. can you send the pilot over please lol.
Have a lovely week
hugs June x

Jan said...

You were SO brave! I know how much you'd love to learn to fly, Terri. And it seems that this helicopter was in the right place at the right time! I'm SOOOOO proud of you and you look darned cute in the cockpit!

Jan
xoxox

sassy said...

how fantastic....but glad it was you and not me id have to be unconcious.. lol!!! im way to scared of heights..i get vertigo on a shag pile carpet hehe,,but so thrilled you enjoyed the experience and pleased it made your day special...hug sassyxxx

Dorthe said...

You are surely up to leaRNING many different things, dear - must have been a wonderful experience.
Hugs,Dorthe

Marilyn said...

Looks like FUN! I'd love to fly above the South Platte River to Greeley. Lots of ranch land between here and there to see.♥♫

Cinderella Moments said...

I had to come check this out! That sounds like so much fun! I'm so glad you're having a blast!
hugs
Caroline

EllenaElizabeth said...

Looks like fun. And the fact it was un-expected must have made your day. The world certainly looks different from up high doesn't it? My hubby works on military choppers and regularly goes up on test flights....once a yr the spouses and children can go for rides too. It's always such fun.

Sweet Pea said...

How brave of you, I'm yet to conquer my fear of flying!
My weekend's been crazy...so much to do, so little time! Renovations, gardening, family time, community time, but enjoying it all.

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Looks like fun Terri, you are my kind of woman, lol. With the exceptions of church and laundry calling me, I have been , yep ATC's Downton Abbey, sure no one else is joining, wish we had more gals as these are too fun, love the subject alone and only 3 required well I guess I'll have to make extras just for fun, let me know if the amt. of ATC's changes:) Hugs and Happy crafting and creating! Marilou

sharon said...

I am still in the fear of flying club also, but yay for you!!! How wonderful!

debi said...

Oh, you are one brave and adventurous lady Terri!! Looks like you had fun though.

BECKY said...

Oh my gosh, Terri! How wonderful! And how adventurous! AND how great that you had your camera with you!!

Christine LeFever said...

My first thought was it was some guy needing a couple hostages as he fled the authorities...

Whoa! What fun for you. Some believe there are no accidents, so this might be the hint you needed to now pursue flying and perhaps owning your own helicopter.

As for soldering, I cannot fathom your needing any more practice. You're already there, I'd say!

Createology said...

WOW! Talk about sieze the moment...you really did. How exciting and brave. The photos really tell how much you truly enjoyed this experience. Good for you my dear...

Donna Heber said...

Hi Terri,

What a great day you had. See one never knows what to expect! I don't know if I would go for a ride with a stranger though.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Last summer while on vacation on Oregon we did the same thing, my daughter in law and I went up. (My husband and son's have done it several times), I loved it, better than flying on a plane, we went along the Oregon coast. It was so smooth and I loved all the glass to see the scenery. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Terri

Claudia said...

You're braver than I! Glad you had a great time.

xo
Claudia

Linda said...

That is so cool Terri!!! I'd take the ride too-what fun!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Terri que delicia de passeio,
sou esposa de piloto aéreo comercial
mas nunca voamos de helicptero!

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