Thursday, February 28, 2008

pay up folks

he did it. for reals, he really did it. joey maertz was the last person on wednesday evening to jump off the original bungy bridge! joe was all smiles! the only nervous person was me. i was shaking and so scared!! joe stepped onto the plank with a big smile and began rallying cheers from the crowd. joe was in the spot light, and he gave the everyone a good show! at the end of the big "3-2-1" countdown, joe leaped into the air, and took a dive to the bottom of the gorge!! the bungy guys did a good trick on him too... they gave him a little surprise dip into the river below! when it was all said and done, i asked him how it was. his first response, "where's my t-shirt?" (you get a free t-shirt when you jump). he proudly wore his new t-shirt the rest of the day.

10 comments:

Augustus Rex said...

Awesome Joe! I love that you got dunked. Peace brother!

anjuli paschall said...

amazing! insane! and crazy! here here to taking risks!

Tatum said...

NO WAY!! Joe, I would have been right with Wanida freaking out...that is a HUGE drop. Way to go!! (nice pics wanstrauss).

iReNeY said...

Joe!You're the man brah! You guys should have jumped together!

Jamie and James said...

Nice work Joe. Hoping to do something like that myself one day. Was looking at your itinerary and saw that you have around 4 days in Istanbul. That is an awesome city and am glad you'll get to see it. Four days is just about right to see Istanbul, but I have to throw this out there - if you can swing down to Ephesus for a day, you will not be disappointed. It's incredible down there. We took some pictures if you want to check them out.

Ms Moneyone said...

YES!

Anonymous said...

Joe, Joe, Joe!
I challenge you to write me the bungey experience. Come on now - every detail. Then two perspectives one from your brave self and one from your "what the heck am I doing self!" Did you pass out even a little? You nutbucket! Way to grab life by the lapels and say, "You belong to me!"
Love,
Peggy

Matt's Wife said...

um, Wani. I hate to tell you this, but you are married to an insane man. just sayin'.

holy cramoli.
kristen

Debbie said...

This story ABSOLUTELY horrifies me. I HATE being scared or watching people precious to me do scary things. So - I guess I'm proud of you, but I think I'm even more proud of Wanida! :) Okay, I'm a little proud of you Joe.

Anonymous said...

congrats to Joe for actually making the jump! I don't know that I could ever do that haha.~Heather