My paragliding trip
This past weekend I went paragliding with my brother, his girlfriend, and some other friends of ours. It was the first time for all of us, but I guarantee that it won't be my last! It was a truly amazing trip. I was surprised to discover that I wasn't scared whatsoever. Instead it was a very serene experience just soaring over the treetops listening to nothing but the wind. While our flights were each only about 5-10 minutes long, it is possible to experience flights that last hours if you get the right wind and thermal conditions. After my trip I was on eBay looking into buying my own glider... I've got the bug!
I also made a video of the experience. My flight starts around 6:30. I have to say that I love the version of Windows Movie Maker which is included with Windows Vista. With XP, a project of this size and complexity would have easily crashed. It looks like they fixed the stability issues and have also put in a lot of nice fit-and-finish features when building this version. I also tried MSN Soapbox for the first time and the experience there was really nice also. The first time I uploaded my video there was an unknown error during the encoding process, but I tried again and it worked just fine.