“But now I know the meaning of true love
I’m leaning on the everlasting arms
If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it
I believe I can fly” R. Kelly
My illustrious partner in crime conjured up a truly spectacular and off the beaten path date!
In true FFR fashion, Dana called me on the phone and asked a simple yet intriguing question. “Air or Metal” she inquired. My first response probably not so different from yours was, What???? She asked again, “just choose, air or metal?” My intuition immediately blurted out, Air. With that, she said “thank you and be ready at 4 pm for an FFR tomorrow!”
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At Noon, I received the invitation below that when opened stated… Be ready at 4 pm and please wear casual clothes, preferably pants and a shirt without a collar and well-fitting, lace-up sneakers, or running shoes. Dinner to follow at 6:30 pm with the delights of the Orient.
I was very intrigued and simply inquired, indoors, outdoors or both. I was a bit relieved when I learned it was inside as my first thought since Dana’s original question was Air or Metal led me to believe we were headed to skydive which has been something we’ve discussed previously that neither of us has done before. I actually wiped my brow in relief as jumping out of a perfectly good plane didn’t really resonate with me so well today.
One of the hallmarks of FFR’s is the element of surprise and where we don’t spend too much time trying to guess what’s going to happen, but rather to just be present and let the FFR unfold without preconceived notions or ideas. It’s this ‘secret’ element of the FFR that ultimately makes them so much fun to not only plan, but to experience too!
We departed at 4 pm and after weaving our way through rush hour traffic arrived at our destination precisely at 4:45 pm for what I learned was our 5 pm check-in. Turns out my intuition about skydiving was not too far off.
I Fly Indoor Skydiving was our FFR and although I’ve seen their locations in Austin and Kansas City and wondered about them, I’d never looked into the experience. After signing in on large touchscreens and essentially signing one’s life away, we made our way to the second story of the building for our orientation.
After “suiting up” with a flight suit, goggles, earplugs and a helmet, it was off to watch a brief instructional video with four other first time flyers, two of which were a brother (9 years old) and his sister (celebrating her 11th birthday) with mom eagerly encouraging them and taking photo’s.
We took turns spending 60 long seconds with an instructor who guided us in and assisted us in maneuvering in what’s essentially a 100+ mph wind tunnel. It’s loud, adrenaline rushing and truly a one-of-a-kind experience!
After getting our feet back on the ground, the “Orient” for dinner turned out to be YC’s Mongolian Grill right around the corner from I Fly. I hadn’t been to YC’s in many years and it was the perfect place to share a healthy dinner and recount our skydiving experience.
Dana was a natural at skydiving and she has me wondering what the FFR would have been if I had chosen Metal instead of Air. She smiled when I inquired, knowing full well she wouldn’t divulge her future FFR for surprising me.
As for me, I’m thinking it’s high time to plan that actual skydiving out of a plane at 13,500 feet FFR to really up the ante and take our breath away!
Let us know in the comments below what FFR’s you’ve completed or are contemplating that will take your breath away.
PS. Don’t ruin the surprise and tell Dana about skydiving as she’s afraid of heights!