Thursday, November 10, 2005

Extreme Parasailing

After getting home at 2 a.m. I was back at work by 8 a.m. But, I did leave work early to take Tanya & Larissa parasailing (they were going to take the bus). We left early and stopped at Ala Moana Beach/Park so they could radiate themselves. I hiked around the park and watched the surfers. When we checked in they had room so I decided to go also. My last experience with parasailing was through the Navy and involved a truck and practicing parachute landing falls (the Navy used to do it over water, but since we do some joint training with the Air Force they complained.... the Air Force always seems to win when it comes to things like this). 8 other people went with us. The 2 guys running the overpowered boat were great. The parasail was setup tandem. 2 people side by side so Larissa got to go twice. It was a good time and I love the flying experience without all the noise. They did dunk us, twice. There was a growing rainbow over downtown honolulu all day. It started about 100' above the city and grew to well over 500' by the time we pulled back in. The rain never reached us luckily. We picked Rikki up from work and ate at Gordon Biersch and toured Aloha Tower Marketplace. Including, of course, free samples from Bad Ass Coffee. The rest of the night was spent in the hot tub, and there was much rejoicing.

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