As I was researching today’s special day, BRIDGE DAY, I was directed to a website about a festival that sounds like it would be great!  I live too far away and won’t be there, but I thought we could go virtually – come on, let’s GO!

Today in West Virginia they are holding their annual BRIDGE DAY FESTIVAL.  They expect more than 80,000 folks to show up!  The day begins with various vendors selling their goods in parking lots around 5:30 am.  Yeah – that’s too early for me.  The Farmer’s Market opens at 7:30 am until noon at Diogi’s parking lot in Fayetteville.  OK, if I have a cup of coffee in my hand – I’m game.  Yes, you get coffee too – we gotta wake up!

The shuttles start running at 8:30 am.  That should make life a little easier, huh?

The New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival begins at 9 am.  Yee-haw!  Here we go!

The XPOGO Stunt Team performs at the Crossroads Mall at 10 am.  That would be fun to watch!  There’s a car show at 10 am in Fayetteville as well.  Decisions…  decisions.  Can we catch both of them?  Oh wait – I lost my keys…  digging…  digging…  there they are – whew!

Music will fill the streets of Fayetteville at 2:30 pm.  Are you getting hungry?  I’m hungry.  Let’s head over to the Chili & Cornbread Cook-off in Downtown Fayetteville at 3 pm.  Well, I assume we get to eat the chili & cornbread.  LOL!  Yes, I know what it means to assume.  LOL!

That all sounds terrific – but here’s what caught my attention:

There will be B.A.S.E. jumpers at the festival all day long!  I admire people who can do that – I mean to put things into perspective, I don’t like to hop down from the bottom step of the bus, ya know?

If you’re not familiar with B.A.S.E. – it stands for BUILDING, ANTENNA, SPAN and EARTH.  These are the platforms from which these brave (or crazy) people leap!  B.A.S.E. jumpers have special parachutes designed for rapid deployment.

John Walsh demonstrates some pretty fancy B.A.S.E. jumping in this commercial:

What is the criteria for B.A.S.E. jumping?  No, people can’t just register and jump.  They have to be seasoned skydivers before they can be B.A.S.E. jumpers.  Well, that leaves me and most of my friends out – and probably always will; however,  I thoroughly enjoyed watching the video from last year’s festival.  The chick dancing in front of the trash can was pretty entertaining.  LOL!

I hope everyone close to and in West Virginia gets to the festival today (for real, not virtually) – if you do get to go, leave me a comment, OK?  I like reading what you have to say!  😉