Can you believe we all went parasailing, Alice too?

Today was slated as our relaxing beach day, but as we had breakfast at Ernesto’s, a place Alice and I think we had breakfast 20 years ago (Under a different name), the talk was all about parasailing.  I did a little homework with a few of the locals and within an hour we were on a boat all geared up to parasail, well all of us except Alice.  Maggie and I went up first in tandem – Wow what a view!  Both Maggie and I thought it was great.  As we were being pulled back onto the boat we could see Alice and Jake getting ready, YES ALICE!  Come to find out the crew and Jake had been working on her the whole time we were in the air, “come on mom” came from the crew and “you can only overcome your fears by doing” from Jake.  Next thing we knew they were up riding tandem behind a beautiful parachute up – up – up away (Smiles from one and screams from the other)!!!

As we stepped off the boat the sky started to look a little questionable, so we found a place on the water for a game of cards. The shack/ restaurant included something to drink and was a place to snorkel. We played cards and waited to see what would happen before heading off for the afternoon.  It was a good call because within 30 minutes the rain started and did not stop until about 5:00PM.  We had lunch, played cards, more drinks, and Maggie and I went snorkeling in the rain. Feeding the fish and listening to Maggie scream through her snorkel was almost as much fun as listening to Alice scream when the parachute lifted her off the boat earlier that morning. With the rain still coming down and no end in sight, we headed back to the hotel and dinner at Carlos and Charlie’s. After Maggie and Jake ordered their drinks, the waiter arrived with two “Yard long glasses” – Two very happy kids. Alice was not as joyful when she saw her

Trust me I needed this!

“yard long glass.” Thinking I did not want to look like a nut, I simply had a few beers!  We headed home after dinner and packed up for our 9:00AM flight to Cancun before calling it a night!

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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1 Response to Can you believe we all went parasailing, Alice too?

  1. rkthyotte@verizon.net says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words….Who’d believe it ?? Alice and Jake parasailing ????
    Looks like a memorable vacation !!

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