21 March 2009

waitomo caves and bungy madness

i didn't even realize jake had these on his computer---these were two of the most fun things we did in new zealand: the glow worm caves and bungy jumping. in waitomo, we basically hung around in a HUGE cave for hours and loved it. jake was seriously in his element. our guide wasn't the best photographer....as you can see, a lot of the pictures are blurry. other pictures are their stock photos, which i think are pretty awesome. as far as bungy jumping goes, ehhh i don't even know what to say about it. i was SO scared---and anyone who truly knows me would normally think that this would be something that i would be so excited about. but i honestly was almost crying. i would rather go skydiving any day. it was fun though, in the end, after the initial shock wore off. ha! just watch in the video how QUIET i am. so not like me. i mean, i can't even remember what i was thinking about, but i was so freaking scared. *disclaimer: the wet suits we had to wear in the caves...well, the entire outfit really, made me look HUGE. i was so embarrassed, seriously. but i'm putting them up anyway (just like i put myself in a bathing suit up in the samoa post) because I DO NOT CARE ANYMORE! the experience was worth it.

14 comments:

Ani said...

that looks like so much fun! fun a neat adventure! i can't believe you went into that cave that is so narrow. scarrry! you look beautiful

Ani said...

fun=what.

*LAYLA and AUSTIN* said...

absolutely amazing!!! That looks like a blast!! I want to go!

Becky said...

AMAZING. what a great trip for you guys!

Rachel said...

WOW. I am so impressed that you went bungee jumping. I would have been terrified! And those caves look so cool. I'm glad y'all had a great trip. :)

Canadian Princess said...

Wow I can't believe you bungee jumped...way to go!!! And awesome pics in both posts! You're right about the colours. Btw...did I recognize your Thailand pants in some of the pics? I can't remember the name right now:0

Michelle said...

holy crap, that video was crazy! how nuts! what fun pictures!

The Young Family Inc. said...

Amaaazing.

I wouldn't have been able to do it.

What if crocs would have bitten your heads off at the bottom? Did you EVEN stop to think about THAT!?!?

natalie said...

I almost had a heart attack watching the anticipation. I felt like I was going to jump myself! You guys are so brave! I love all your pictures from your trip! I would love to see that part of the world!

The Longs said...

Hey!! I found ya'll...well actually Jake told me your blog address last saturday. It looks like ya'll had sooo much fun! I agree w/ you, bungy jumping seems so scary, I would do skydiving any day over that.

jon + jill said...

these pics rock. thanks for the nice comment on my blog jenna. you are good at that. i am seriously wanted to go to new zealand...like tomorrow. jon and i went bungee jumping in costa rica...so sketchy, but so WORTH IT!!! i describe it to people like this: "It is like commiting suicide, but at the last milisecond you bounce back." so true.

andrea said...

did you bring those asian girls back as a souvenir for me?

andrea said...

did you bring those asian girls back as a souvenir for me?

sonna said...

amazing photos jenna! that's awesome you guys did the repelling glow worm trip - looks so fun. cute car! how did you do on the left side? i'm still barking at sloan every other day - LEFT LEFT LEFT!! :)