Portlanded

June 12, 2006

My Girlfriend is Circus Folk

Filed under: Chicago, Travel — Tom @ 12:02 am

I went back to Chicago for the weekend. My flight back to Portland is about 8 1/2 hours away.

Flying from Portland is a) so much easier than negotiating O’Hare and b) sort of a pain because I’m used to O’Hare, where I can get pretty much anywhere with a direct flight between American Airlines (who I vastly prefer) and United. But American is a direct flight to Chicago and the under 15-minute drive to the airport and small terminal made it a breeze. (And free Wi-Fi! In your face, O’Hare!)

So Diane has been wanting to take a trapeze class at the Flying Gaona’s Gym here for a long time. We went to the introductory class yesterday morning and it was pretty awesome. There were maybe a dozen people there.

I was super skeptical when Diane came up with this. But in this 90-minute class, Gaona’s took them from just dangling from a bar to an aerial hand-off.

From zero to aerial catch in 90 minutes!

They only got one shot at the catch with the time constraints of the introductory class. She did a fantastic job. I shot video of the whole affair that I’m going to cut down in iMovie at some point.

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1 Comment »

  1. Go Diane!!!!! I loved the video. What adventure is next?

    Comment by Linda — January 28, 2007 @ 2:11 pm


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