As many of you know, I am reporter for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, MN.
Because of this, I have been afforded many different opportunities…I have been skydiving; I have been a firefighter for a day; I have done ride-alongs with both our police department and our sheriff’s office; I rode in the MX-2 airplane, the world’s first and only airplane to use Ethanol fuel; and I have had the opportunity to meet some of the neatest people in and around my community.
Well, yesterday, I added one more thing to my list of firsts…I got to ride in a helicopter. Life Link III now has a base in Alexandria (read about it in next week’s paper) and I interviewed the crew, including the medic, the nurse and pilot. They took me up in the helicopter, which was way awesome! I even got to take a picture of my house from the sky! Seriously, it was the neatest experience. Helicopters are way cool.
Here’s a pic of me in the Life Link III chopper:
Thanks to Mike, the medic; Jamie the nurse; and Mike the pilot for an awesome adventure!