Up on Craggy Pinnacle. Art by Helen Nagan.

Friday, August 10, 2012

My Bungee Jump

When I was at Samford University I met a couple of Uzbek (then Soviets) students, Timour and Ulugbek. I befriended them, and they spent lots of time around my family, especially Uncle Jim. One Spring break the four of us went to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Besides Disney, we visited Sea World and an alligator farm. Perhaps, though, the most interesting thing we did was go bungee jumping. Uncle Jim, in his mid-sixties then, stayed on the sidelines and rooted us on. Timour went first, and so there was no backing out for Ulugbek and me. Here's my bungee jump - 15 storeys high. You can hear Uncle Jim holler out, "Ride 'em cowboy!"

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