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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Maui… Friday… Parasailing

Ok. So this is one of those things that I had never really thought of doing. Not that I was afraid of it… I just have never had the “need” to check it off any bucket list. I overall am pretty much a steady Eddie… I don’t have a major desire for adrenaline rushes. Most of my bucket lists items are to see something… go somewhere… spend time with someone… I didn’t have parasailing on my list. So when my husband asked me if I would go parasailing with him… I was a bit surprised how quickly “Sure!” came rolling out of my mouth. It wasn’t until we were walking to the boat that I said… “What did I say yes to?” But I was also surprised at how utterly calm I was. Not one butterfly. Very weird. But this is the kind of thing Josh loves. He loves new adventures… and I am always thrilled to be with him. Not to mention I always feel safe with him… so maybe that is why the answer of “Sure!” came out of my mouth again when he asked if I wanted to go to the highest they go… 1200 feet! Might as well go all the way… right?

So early Friday morning… Josh and I left the kids with my mom and headed out the door and just a short walk later we were on a boat getting ready to fly!

This is before we got all hooked up… see not nervous at all.

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My guy.

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I could have sat on that boat and felt the wind on my face all morning. It was a GORGEOUS day!

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And then we got strapped up, hooked up…. and sent up!

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Hello!

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This is us… saying “I can’t believe we are doing this!”  There may have been a few “I love yous” said also…Winking smile

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Getting up there!

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Ok! Look at that! To be honest it didn’t feel as high as I thought it would…. and it also looks way higher than it feels…

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We saw sea turtles and reefs and also all over the island… it was pretty awesome!

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The captain brings you down…

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And gives you a little dip…

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ok… more than a “little” dip….

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Ha!

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Then brings you back up for one last look….

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before you come back to earth…

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I was surprised at how relaxing it was… all we could hear was the wind and each other up there. I could have stayed up there a lot longer. Both of us could!  What a fun way to start our last full day in Maui! And I wouldn’t have wanted to fly with anyone else but this guy!

He’s pretty great, folks.

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