It was Riaz’s 40th birthday on Thursday. That’s a big one. We are due for a mid-life crisis with a silly car and a bad haircut or something. To try to hold off the inevitable, I decided to give Riaz a little fun for his birthday. And what is more fun than jet packs? Turns out … not a whole lot.
I made the reservation about 2 months ago, booked us a hotel for some adult time away from the kids and got a sitter to stay overnight. We were all set! Riaz only knew that we were going away for the night, I didn’t tell him about the activity I had planned until we pulled into the parking lot. He was ecstatic.
Riaz had a short training session, we got picked up by a little Zodiak boat (which was exactly like the boat my dad had when I was a kid. Whoa, nostalgia!) and about 10 minutes later we were out on a pontoon waiting for Riaz’s turn to fly.
Straight out of the gate, Riaz was a natural!
Even the guys on the boat were impressed with the air he was catching.
He seriously looked like he was having so much fun and I was beaming seeing the huge grin on his face every time he passed by the pontoon.
After the jet packs, we went up to the hotel in Huntington Beach, ate a really nice dinner and then slept in until 10! It was a perfect birthday weekend (if I do say so myself).
Happy 40th Riaz! Time for you to start planning my birthday!