Today is our 10th anniversary. We decided to do something crazy by doing the SkyJump off the 108th floor of the Stratosphere. When you live in Las Vegas you can see the tower almost anywhere in the city and to me it is always a temptation to go up there and do the crazy rides. I have always loved those rides on the top and when any of my friends or family come to visit I always suggest that we go there. My wife and I had joked about doing SkyJump. We got serious and decided that we would finally do it. At 2pm today we did.
It was easy to do. There is a local’s discount so it is only $90 to do it instead of $110. The DVD package made it $120 total for each of us. They put us in the jumpsuits and then the harness. We got weighed and off to the 108th floor we went.
There were three of us in the group. My wife and I plus a girl from New Zealand. The girl decided to go after us. We got double, triple, and quadruple checked to make sure we were harnessed correctly and our shoes were tight. They took a picture of my wife and I and then I went to walk the plank. The rest is shown in the two videos.
The first video is my jump and the second is Mrs Pokeraddict. It was all great but the steps to the ledge are scary. I needed some prodding to the edge but once I was there I was ready.
I was a bit nervous in the beginning and was ready to go when we hit about a 20 minute delay. I was less enthused in the lobby due to the delay as the start of the videos will show.
Just a warning, both videos have some PG audio.