When we got up this morning, our car had frost on the windows. It wasn’t too bad so we just used some hot water and melted it off so we could see. Then Lan hopped behind the wheel to drive us to Taupo. It was her first experience driving on the left side of the road, and she did a pretty good job of it. She didn’t kill us (ha ha!), and she only missed two roads and was honked at once. All in all a good morning.
After arriving in Taupo, we checked into our hostel and had some lunch. Then we drove to Taupo Tandem Skydive so Lan could take the leap. Yes, it’s the same company I jumped with a few months ago, and once we were there, I was extremely tempted to skydive again. But, frugality reared its ugly head and I had to refrain.
Lan, however, had no such qualms as she had wanted to do this for a long time. My skydive experience was excellent so I was sure she’d have a great time too. However, unlike when I did my jump, we had to wait almost two hours before Lan even got into the plane. It seemed like they were backed up and several loads went up before it was Lan’s turn.
Still, when it was her turn, we were both excited. She ended up jumping from 15,000 feet like I suggested. When she got off the plane and returned to the hangar, she had a huge smile on her face. I knew she’d love it! After picking up her photos, DVD and t-shirt, we headed back to town for dinner. Even though I didn’t get to jump, I was happy that Lan got to experience it.