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I felt like a bird...

Taking the kids to the beach seemed like a good idea. It was a family outing and apart from heading into a 2 and a half hour drive to get to our destination... we were hyped!!

Only when we got there did we find out that we were going to paraglide... and that changed the day entirely. All I can say was... there was a hum of excitement in the air. And after watching the first person go up, not only was a ready to back out... I was very intimidated. If you are afraid of height you definitely cannot do this!

Dylan was very eager to go... if given the chance, he would have been the first one up in the air... but he was patient and waited his turn.

The conditions had to be perfect...
Wind Speed - checked
Take off space - checked
Excited people - CHECKED

 This was Dylan waiting for his turn... once that helmet went on there was no going back.

He was also really brave getting on and had the biggest smile on his face when he came back.

Seeing his shining smile made the trip worth it.

Then it was my turn to fly.
All I can say was ... my stomach was flipping,
and when Dylan landed I was next.

I kept a smile on my face to hide my anxiety...
but I knew if I passed up this opportunity I would regret it..

So I got on....

And I FLEW!!!!

Being up there was amazing... exhilarating and unforgettable.

There was a point where the pilot hover the paraglider facing the blue horizon and I swore I saw a little piece of heaven. To be up there with no obstruction between you and the beautiful sky was magical.

Then we spun around a few times before landing. It was a great experience and I would do it again in a heart beat. 

Dylan also enjoyed it and most importantly I showed my kids that with a little courage and determination you can face anything.

Definitely one for the bucket list!


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