PORTALES, N.M., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A New Mexico man said he was delighted to convince his wife to go skydiving in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Alan Dodd, 69, of Portales, said he took him weeks to talk his wife, Pat, 71, into taking a tandem jump from nearly 14,000 feet for their anniversary in October, KRWE-TV, Albuquerque, reported Wednesday.
"He just suggested 'let's go do a skydive,' and I said no way, I'm not going to," Pat said.
However, Alan was eventually able to change her mind and Pat now says she might be open to Alan's idea of repeating the feat for their 75th anniversary.
"We've been retired for three years, and we love it, we do everything together," Pat said.
Alan said retirement has given them time to "do crazy things."