August 24th 2009
Do you think you have enough guts to attempt this waterslide jump into a pool? How many attempts (and bruises) do you think it took to successfully nail this jump and dive into the pool? Quite amazing.
July 20th 2009
I’ve done some crazy things in my lifetime, but one thing is certain, you won’t ever catch me riding a fish by jumping out of a helicopter.
December 1st 2008
I’ve received numerous emails from friends and associates asking various questions about Utah and the skiing/snowboarding conditions, and I thought I’d provide a few website links for anyone considering a trip to Utah this winter.
The first website I’d recommend taking a look at is Ski Utah, which is a comprehensive site offering information on all the Utah ski/snowboard resorts, lodging and ski deals, snow reports, travel distances between ski resorts and lodging, and any other questions you may have regarding skiing and snowboarding in Utah. (more…)
March 3rd 2008
Have you ever thought about what it might be like to move a 20,000-pound rock? I don’t know many people who wake up motivated to move a giant rock, but Wally Wallington not only thought about it, he did it in the most unique way.
Believe it or not, Wallington moved a 22,000-pound rock by himself and with no heavy machinery. (more…)
September 24th 2007
Years ago I read a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that stated, “Do one thing every day that scares you,” and I couldn’t help but smile. You see, I’m a bit of a risk-taker. I enjoy taking risks from time-to-time, but I hadn’t thought of taking a risk each day.
That’s pretty bold, even for a guy who owns a shirt that reads: “If it isn’t dangerous, it’s a waste of oxygen.” To clarify, I picked up the shirt while white water rafting in North Carolina with some friends last year. It was a bit scary and dangerous, but a whole lot of fun. (more…)
May 2nd 2007
Many times I hear about a trip someone took, or an activity someone participated in, and I say to myself how neat it would be to experience a similar trip or activity.
So many times we say how neat it would be to do something new and exciting, but I’m curious how many of us actually act on desires to try something or experience something new. (more…)
December 5th 2006
When it comes to traveling by air, I’ll stick to boarding planes versus the thrill of skydiving.
I’m all for adventurous activities, but skydiving hasn’t been when that has caught my interest. Probably a tad bit too dangerous for me.
As someone once said, “If at first you don’t succeed, avoid skydiving.”
November 16th 2006
Our kids want me to learn how to snowboard with them. At first, I thought this was a great idea. Well, my brain thought it was a great idea, and then my body reminded my brain I’m not the young, try anything kid I used to be.
I’m guessing I’d do a lot of falling with both my legs strapped to a board versus the traditional downhill skis, and I’m not sure what would hurt worse, my butt or my ego? I’m guessing both would be pretty bruised.
Oh, what the heck. I think I’ll give it a try. Hopefully I spend more time on my feet than on my backside…although I may find myself falling forward as well. Either way, I’m sure it’ll be a lot of fun…for those watching!
September 28th 2006
I recently had the opportunity to experience the thrill of white water rafting for the first time, and it was much more fun than I anticipated.
Oh, I thought it was going to be fun, but I had a blast!
To start, our guide wasn’t too impressed with our technique on land as we practiced trying to row in sync. Our guide didn’t hesitate to communicate that she felt that we’d likely be in trouble on multiple occasions down the river.
As she excused herself to take a potty break just before we were to enter the water – I guess we really did have her worried! – her comments were enough motivation for each of us to start practicing right then and there on land until we all were paddling/rowing in one motion. When we did finally get in the water, we did everything our guide asked, and rowed together each time she instructed us to row forward or backwards.
Gradually, she began to gain confidence in us, as we began to gain confidence in our abilities to control the boat by rowing/paddling together.
I expected a few rapids and thought we may get a spray or two of water on the way down, but I didn’t anticipate the energy rush I experienced and enjoyed throughout the two-hour ride down the river.
It was simply awesome.
One time, the entire raft was submerged under water – first the front with the back sticking straight up and then the back end – and somehow we emerged from the water and we were all paddling our way down the river, smiling and laughing between every forward stroke.
I was able to stay hydrated throughout the two hours due to my mouth being wide open on a few occasions as we entered the fast-moving rapids.
Luckily, there was a photographer near the most difficult rapids who rapidly snapped photos of us going in and emerging fro, the water with priceless expressions on our faces.
I’ve done a lot of fun things with friends, but this was something we all had never experienced and I’m glad I was with some great friends and we were all paddling in the same direction.