Weekend in Santa Barbara (conclusion)

Jackie travels with a smaller captured crew these days, which would make sense. Having a full orchestra drop whatever they were doing and learn all of Jackie’s songs for a single show was asking alot. But, she did do that for a while. The setup this night was just fine though, with a small ensemble […]

Weekend in Santa Barbara Part 5

With my head still in the clouds from the morning adventure, the bonus that was to come that evening would ensure that my head would stay there. The hotel check-in was still a few hours away, but the drive back to Santa Barbara and a leisurely lunch would make the timing almost perfect. As perfect […]

Weekend In Santa Barbara Part 4

Now it was my turn to be authorized personnel. They called my name and was introduced to my instructor, Paul, who would be hurling me out of the airplane. Of course he would be attached to me, so it would be a controlled hurl. He asked if I wanted to wear a jump suit. Although […]

Weekend In Santa Barbara Part 3

There was the hangar, but there was also what appeared to be temporary trailers nearby. Without further directions I headed into the hangar. Small plane, check, skydiving class in session, check. This must be the place. I had to navigate around the plane to reach the area where the class was being held. As it […]

Weekend In Santa Barbara Part 2

They said to expect to spend half the day at the skydiving place, so I picked an early morning jump to make sure I would have time to check in to the hotel in Santa Barbara, take a little nap and see Jackie that evening. It was very windy the night before and still a […]