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Share an Adventure with Your Sweetie


February 14, 2012
By: Joyce Shulman
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PADI.com

What better way to reconnect with your sweetie than by sharing an adventure?  Here are four that are guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping, put a smile on your faces and give you something to talk about over dinner beyond the house, the kids and the office.

Going to the Dogs: How about dog sledding in the White Mountains of New Hampshire? You can cuddle in the sled or drive your own team... there is nothing that is more romantic (or so we’re told) than the combination of adrenaline and cuddling under a warm sleeping bag taking in the breathtaking scenery.  Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel offers rides ranging from a few hours to the longest dog sled ride in New England -- 50 mile full day excursions that conclude at the back door of the Mahoosuc Inn where guests can enjoy wine, a hot tub, and a hearty home cooked meal + massages. This package includes a day of dog sledding, two nights at the inn, two breakfasts and one dinner.

Dive Deep: Tap into your inner explorers to visit an entirely foreign world together: the world under the ocean. "Learning to scuba dive presents a unique opportunity for couples to discover and experience beautiful things such as sunken ships, marine life and colorful coral reefs while building a new sense of companionship and developing a deeper appreciation for the planet,” says Theresa Kaplan, Director of Communications and PADI Diving Society.  For more info on how to make a scuba vacation happen, contact PADI where they can connect you with thousands of exotic locales and explain how you can get certified together in as little as three to four days.  

Get Down and Dirty: What better way to reconnect than to get dirty?  People at Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience, based on Florida's Gulf Coast let you run big yellow construction equipment … excavators, loaders and bulldozers … for fun!  Now through the end of the month, the "Get Dirt-y Couples Package" includes a dozen red roses, a box of fine chocolates and machine time for both husband and wife operating a CATERPILLAR 312 Steel Track Excavator, a commemorative hard hat for both participants (and in this case, the Ladies will receive a bright pink hard hat, the Men, a blue or white one) and a sweet 5" x 7" photo (mailed as a follow up) taken in front of the excavator with their beloved! The package is $865.00 per couple and may also be purchased as a gift certificate.

Hot and Cold: Does your love run hot and cold? Visit Ouray Colorado to try some ice climbing...and then jump in the Ouray Hot Springs!  Nestled in a cozy box canyon in southwestern Colorado, Ouray is home to the Nations first Ice Park.  The Park boasts more than 200 ice climbing routes and San Juan Mountain Guides can show you and your honey the ropes. We recommend the Ouray Victorian Inn, a cozy, friendly inn that welcomes climbers and tourists alike (be sure to say "hi" to Jan the owner for us). The night before your adventure, fuel up at Buen Tiempo for great mexican food.  Don't worry, you'll burn off the calories during your day ice climbing.