Yesterday seemed like about three days. There was the lodge morning, Ming jumping off the Stratosphere, and dinner with friends.
At the Stratosphere we waited a lot then watched Ming and SJ get strapped into jump suits.
The worker took a group shot of us before A arrived.
Then they went up the tower, and we non-jumpers went outside to the observation deck to watch them jump.
It’s more of a step than a jump.
Ming went first. He did great, but when he landed, he crumpled. But he was okay.
SJ went second. I don’t remember her landing.
I was nervous the whole time, not like I thought they would be harmed, just empathetic to their nervousness.
Then A arrived and he told us how he’s moving to Oregon to pick raspberries.
Then we went to this tattoo place where K has a free tattoo coming to him–he won a silent auction. We looked around a little, looked in the book of tattoo photos. I don’t like most tattoo art.
Then we went to custard. Ming got blueberry custard with blueberry topping. A offered me some of his small banana split, and I declined because of the peanuts.
Then we left for home. We were going to be late for dinner, so I called J. It was fine. We went to the Worker and looked at the garden. It doesn’t look like our garden at all.
Then G drove us all to dinner. It was fun. We ate and talked. I was quiet because I was tired. The dinner lasted a long time. We all had cannolis and they had coffee too. I got quieter and quieter as the night progressed.
They were talking about mementos. J asked me what I thought. I said, “They’re crap–throw them away.” It got a laugh, but of course I have a billion of them.