The pilots and friends found out about the surprise vow renewals just a couple days ahead with the following internet ad that Dianne never saw....

25 Years

A Secret

The information on this page should not be allowed to get to Dianne, she doesn't know any of this.

On Sunday July 26th Rob and Dianne will be renewing their wedding vows at Crestline launch at 5:05 PM. It's their 25th wedding anniversary. Everyone is invited to join the fun. Followed by glass-off flying to the LZ. Remember... Dianne doesn't know about the vow renewal yet!!!!!!!!

This is what I am planning. ... We will be running business-as-usual all day. Ashley Rhodes is scheduled to do a tandem from Crestline leaving the LZ at 4:30 (at least this is what Dianne thinks is happening).  There may be other shuttle trips earlier that day as usual. If you wish to get into the shuttle truck for that trip or previous ones, call that morning as usual.  

As the truck arrives at Crestline launch at about 5:05 PM, we hope that those wishing to attend have already arrived and are setting up or have completed setting up their equipment.

When I stop the truck in the parking lot at launch, Dianne will probably be wondering what is going on. I would like everyone to walk over to the truck as we come to a stop. Once everyone is gathered around the truck I will re-propose to Dianne. If she says yes (there are never any guarantees in life), then music will start and we'll all walk up to the launch site. Vows will be excanged for about 3 or 4 minutes. Owen is MC for the vows. Remember!!!! Dianne has no idea ahead of time and therefore has not seen the vows. She'll be along for the ride. Too much fun.!!!

After the vows we will set up our tandem wing and Dianne and I will fly tandem to the LZ. We'll launch first. I hope to have streamers and bicycle horns for the gliders. Let's try to stay up so those that are driving down can see all the landings. Refreshments will be at the LZ.

Remember... keep it a secret from Dianne but also... please pass the word around all your hang gliding and paragliding friends. Everyone is invited.

And if winds don't allow PG launches, our truck will stop by Marshall on the way back down.

 

And here is a picture report on how it went....

gliders and friends all set up at launch...

Dianne and I arrive on a normal tandem flight, ... Dianne thinks...

I turn to Dianne and propose vow renewals...

I'm wondering if she will say "yes"....

She says YES!