I remember having a funny conversation about how adventurous we could make a Mystery Date, since rock climbing had introduced a whole other level.
When I suggested skydiving, Kathleen emphatically said, "NO WAY!!! I need time to prep for something like that!" I was joking of course, but I can totally understand her reaction.
We 'flew' over to iFLY in Union City and Kathleen was pretty perplexed until we pulled into the parking lot.
There was a small moment of panic when she saw the "Skydiving" part of the sign, but quickly became excited and curious when she found out it was the indoor variety.
My turn did not quite go as smoothly. I tried to muscle my way against the wind and it made just getting off the floor very frustrating. But once I settled down, I was able to get up in the air and experience the feeling of simulated free fall.
After floating back to Earth, we headed north for something familiar, one of Kathleen's favorite childhood spots, Lake Chabot. I decided on one of the Castro Valley bluffs overlooking Lake Chabot and surprisingly, Kathleen had never been before. We hiked up a bit and were rewarded with some really unique perspectives of Lake Chabot and the East Bay.
This ended up being a very big Mystery Date, but the birthday girl had so much fun it was all worth it!