Ahhh, 25… The age where your brain is fully developed and you can finally rent a car without being charged extra.
I couldn’t wait for August 13 to role around so I could celebrate being a quarter of a century!
Of course I had no idea what I wanted to do to celebrate (Dye my hair? Eat Taco Bell?), so I left the planning up to Aaron.
I should preface by saying that as much as I love to travel, I am deathly afraid of flying- and even more afraid of teeny tiny Alaskan planes that look like they’ll explode if a bug hits the windshield. My sweet husband decided to comfort and support my fear by…
Planning a surprise skydiving trip!
After scoring a free breakfast meal from Denny’s, Aaron drove me an hour North of Anchorage for the big birthday surprise. I figured he’d take me hiking or drop me off in the middle of nowhere and never come back. Instead, we pulled into a parking lot with giant fields and tiny airplanes. “Oh no!”, I said. “I am NOT getting into one of those.”
One of Aaron’s co-workers greeted us and asked if I knew what we were there for. I said no and he explained we would just fly around for a glacier tour. The company asked us to sign waivers- essentially relaying the message that you would be jumping at your own risk. I asked Aaron if we’d be jumping out of the airplane and he said, “No, that’s just standard procedure.”
Eventually, everyone let me in on the running joke and I was a lot more relaxed than expected! The views were incredible! The jump was AMAZING! As soon as I hit the ground I was ready to go for another round. I would TOTALLY jump again! We have Alaska Skydive Center to thank for our incredible experience, views, photos, and video! If I can figure out how to upload the high quality video I will!
What did you do for your 25th birthday?