Friday, September 5, 2008

Perinne Bridge Festival

It is a beautiful day in Southern Idaho! There is a slight breeze, high thin clouds, and plenty of sun with temperatures in the mid-70s.

The Perinne Bridge Festival got off to a great start today with an amazing meal of either steak or salmon at the Outback Steackhouse out by the Snake River Canyon Rim. Then about 1:15 p.m. Miles Daisher announced to a full restaurant of Festival goers that he and several others were going off the bridge soon and to come out and watch the sheer joy of BASE jumpers doing their thing.

Kathy, Eric and I got out to the rim and there were about two dozen people already there eagerly awaiting the jumpers to make their way to the midpoint on the Perinne Bride for jumping. It wasn't long after that, over the course of about twnety minutes that about a dozen BASE jumpers made successful jumps and landings. Some did unpacked jumps while others had their chutes neatly packed away for the few second free fall. Others did back flips off of the handrails while some gingerly straddled the rail with one leg and then another and jumped from the deck of the bridge. Everyone who was watching from the edge of the canyon cheered and watched in awe as the jumpers made their way from the bridge to the canyon floor below.

It ought to be a wonderful weekend for the festival and for all the money raised to help children and families in need!

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