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Words By Darrel Mellies and Photography by Jo Clark

Skydiving at 69 – floating free with the sun on my face

A few days before turning 69, I looked at an online discount site and noticed a coupon for a tandem-skydive. Wanting to do this for close to 40 years, the thought of checking off an item on my bucket-list excited me. I immediately purchased the coupon and prepared to go skydiving.

Weeks later, we made the early morning drive to a small airport west of Georgetown, and my adventure began. Although Jo was not thrilled about me jumping, she agreed to take photos and document my bucket list adventure.

About Darrel Mellies—Darrel is a retired Chiropractor from the Grand Strand of South Carolina. He loves to travel, take photos, and eat. He is a member of ITWPA, TravMedia, and Travel Massive. See Darrel’s work at Photography by Darrel.

About Jo Clark—Jo is a happily retired teacher. She is a travel writer, photographer, food, and wine lover. She focuses on learning about local flavors and adding to her list of places off-the-beaten-path. Clark is a member of ITWPA, TravMedia, ITWA, and Travel Massive. See Jo’s work at her website, Have Glass Will Travel. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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