What do you do when your husband has a month off and you have no furniture in your home? You go indoor skydiving! Duh.
We had arrived in Encinitas, moved into our rental home, and...didn't have any furniture. Kevin was on terminal leave which means he had time off between his last day of serving in the Marine Corps and his first day of starting his new job with Cubic. It amounted to about a month and a half. Mallie had started school so we found ourselves with some child-free couple time!
It wasn't all fun and games as Kevin had a lot of admin work to get through relating to retirement and preparing for his new job, and budget constraints (since we had to buy two cars and rent a home). But we did enjoy as much of it as we could--going to the beach a few times, having lunch dates together, and getting to know our new hood. The time was going by quickly and we knew he was going to be super busy once he started at Cubic so we decided to do something fun and totally different the last week of his leave.
Some friends had gone indoor skydiving and had a great time so we thought that'd be the perfect thing. There's a place in San Diego called iFLY so we booked our session and headed down after dropping Mallie at school. We were given a safety brief, a jumpsuit and a helmet then were cleared for take off. It was harder than I expected to stay airborne but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. An instructor stays with you the whole time and gives you hand signals to make adjustments in your form. He was awesome. Just don't smile because drool will get all over your face. And it's really hard not to smile when you're having so much fun!
Afterwards, we went to one of our favorite restaurants in La Jolla called George's at the Cove and enjoyed a delicious lunch on the patio overlooking La Jolla Cove. It was a great way to spend the afternoon together and do something fun and memorable. We plan to go back for another session soon. We'll be taking Mallie with us as she was very jealous of our adventure and really wants to go fly, too! She's got a lot of her daddy in her. :)