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Published on September 13th, 2010 | by Ashley

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Boogies and more

It’s been a while – my apologies. Life has been busy to say the least.

Between planning a move from Cleveland to Chicago (which will be taking place at the first of October…coming up fast!), traveling, and boogies it’s been a busy fall already.

For those who may not know, Labor Day is a busy boogie weekend in the U.S. Last year was my first season as a skydiver, and looking back I was so excited for the Work Stinks! Boogie at Start Skydiving outside of Dayton, Ohio. Though for the life of me I couldn’t find a group of people to go. Luckily, my buddy Rick ;) was willing to go with me.

One year later I couldn’t be more happy that he agreed to go, because this year at the Work Stinks! Boogie he asked me to marry him just before he hucked us out of the CASA into an awesome two-way head down. You’ll have to check out the video on my other blog.

And once we have the engagement photos from Norman I’ll be sure to send those around. The video of the shoot doesn’t look like much, but we saw the proofs and that man got some incredible shots!!

Okay, but enough of that sappy crap! Back to boogies…

So for us, Labor Day means Work Stinks! which included a CASA, R44 Helicopter, Two Caravans and an Otter. It also means lots of jumpers from around Ohio and Pennsylvania which was great fun! Lots of fun freefly takes place…good stuff.

We’ve also talked about going to Couch Freaks, which is in Iowa. I’ve heard great things about this boogie, though from what I understand the part not to miss is the party. Personally, I’m not much of a drinker (yes, I understand that I’m a skydiver and they go hand in hand..really, I do) so the draw hasn’t been that great considering Work Stinks! is much closer for us…though once we’re in Chicago that’ll be an entirely different story.

So let’s hear it fellow skydivers, what did you do with your extended Labor Day weekend? What are some of your favorite Boogies, no matter what time of the year they fall?

Blue ones!

Ashley

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6 Responses to Boogies and more

  1. Lance says:

    That’s AWESOME Ashley!!

    CONGRATULATIONS :-)

  2. Mar says:

    Congrats Ashley!!! What a great year you’ve had!

    I think all the blog contributors here need to agree upon one boogie a year that we all go to in order to meet up in person. Right? Who’s with me?

    I’ve yet to go to a boogie, believe it or not. I will be attending one this weekend in my home drop zone, but since I’m super broke, I’ll only really be able to take the canopy course Ian Drennan is offering. So, most of the usual Boogie shenanigans will be lost on me. I have yet to travel to a boogie, but once i finally save up for my own rig, watch out!

  3. Adam says:

    I’m actually thinking about setting up a boogie at my home DZ next summer…
    There’s going to be an attempt at the Canadian RW record, so I figure, why not make a boogie out of that…

  4. Ashley says:

    Mar – Count me in for a yearly Skydive Addiction get-together woot! Good luck with planning the boogie Adam…let me know if you need any adivce…I’ve got plenty to spare after Jump for Diabetes ;)

  5. AJ says:

    Congrats Ashley!

    Let’s do a Skydive Addiction meetup!

  6. Andrew Smith says:

    Hello my name is Andy Smith and I am senior History student at Northern Illinois University. I began working at Chicagoland Skydiving Center back in June and I subsequently fell in love with the sport, so much so that I decided to make it the center of my Senior thesis. I was wondering if there was a way to go through your websites records to find any articles/videos/or anything at all related to the philanthropic aspect of skydiving boogies. If there was any additional information that any of your staff has that is not accessible online I would be able to pay for shipping and handling for copies. My goal is to compare how these raise funds/awareness vs. more mainstream sports. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.

    Andy Smith

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