Entries in Adventure (3)


It's Hammer Time

So, the girl friend has always wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands it turns out. She had mentioned it when I told her of my grand plan to hit every continent in my life time. So I figured, Galapagos, cool, that's South America, fulfills one of my continents right there. Sounds cool.

But then I found a site explaining some of the best adventures in the world. And the Galapagos Islands went from "Sure, why not" to "OH HELLS YES". One Reason:


Apparently, you can, as a tourist, go diving with Hammerhead and Whale sharks. They're harmless to humans, but who cares, they're SHARKS. Sure, you can also go see penguins and ancient tortoises but who cares? SHARKS!

I want to swim with sharks! Lots of them. Like this from National Geographic.


~Jones Out


Bucket List: Storm Chasing

So did anyone ever see that movie "Twister"? You know, the one with tornados (as if the name didn't give it away).

How cool would it be to do that just once. To literally stare down the worst the Mother Nature has to throw at us, and instead of running and hiding, chasing. I'm not really a weather guy (I'm happiest on sunny, warm days, no clouds in the skies). But there is something about the idea of throwing down the challenge gauntlet to one of the most destructive natural forces that brings out a primal sense of excitment in me.

My lizard brain is somewhat twisted I guess.

They actually do offer storm chasing vacation adventure packages, where they train you and then take you out with experianced storm chasers. And that's pretty awesome because otherwise my chances of surviving this kind of adventure are rock bottom. 

But come on, how cool would it be to see this in person?

That seems worth the risk to me.

~Jones Out


Adventure Log: Vegas

So. I've survived my first night in Vegas. I'm not even hung over really. I was up for 24+ hours, my legs hurt from dancing (seriously Jones, why were you dancing?) and I have a headache from the smoke. But otherwise, I'm alive.

Vegas, btw? Epic. Everything is huge, and legal. And the number of women I would do terrible things to here is out of control.

Remind me to make a move today/tonight. Or I'll kill something.

~Jones Out