Saturday, June 13, 2009

Still Dreamin' ... of Free Falling

Whatever you may think of his politics, the man does have style.

Former president George H.W. Bush marked his 85th birthday on Friday the same way he did his 75th and 80th birthdays: He leaped from a plane and zoomed downward at more than 100 mph (160 km/h) in freefall before parachuting safely to a spot near his oceanfront home.

Bush made the tandem jump from 10,500 feet (3,200 metres) with Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott of the Army’s Golden Knights, who guided them to a gentle landing on the lawn of St. Ann’s Church.

Good Lord, I hope I don't have to wait until I'm his age before I get my chance.

To Free Fall. For real.

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