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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Look what we did yesterday!

April 12

We have been talking about all the things we still want to do in the city while were here, most of the things are outside activities of some fashion. Since our weekends together are usually so short we have been slow to get these things accomplished. Sadly, summer is creeping up on us and there will be certain activities that will either be closed because of the heat or not nearly as enjoyable so we are really trying to start jamming some of these 'must dos' into our schedule.
This weekend, Friday in particular, was almost perfect for the 1st thing on our list: parasailing. We have been watching people do it for months and had decided we had to try it! Unfortunately this time of year as the thermostat rises a haze settles on the city and long distance visibility is pretty low. If we were going to go up in a parachute we wanted to have a decent view. Yesterday when we woke up we realized the conditions were about as good as they were going to get! Shortly after breakfast we headed for the beach...

Mark went first!
They have improved the experience by launching and landing you with the boat. It is a very smooth process.

The city was still a bit hazy so the Burj Dubai is a little hard to see.

Panorama of Mark's flight
Smooth landing!
My turn!!
I was a bit nervous before we boarded the boat but after watching Mark it looked so fun and he had a huge smile on his face the whole time. That helped me keep my cool but make no mistake, I had a death grip on the harness the entire time...

We got some major hight and the views were awesome!

We had so much fun and look forward to doing it again sometime!! We had a great weekend!

All of our photos are in the photo link at the top right of the blog.
Mark took the video camera up with him and took some footage in the air and of me while he was on the boat. I'll try to get that loaded somewhere.

Have a good one!!


Anonymous said...

That looks awesome!!
what an experience!!! Those always look so pretty in the sky, glad YOU BOTH got to try that.


Packof2 said...

That looks like SO much fun!!! :)


pack of 2 said...

It looks fun but I would probably not do it.