At hundreds of feet in the air, our feet dangled. Then we extended our arms like sea gulls as the fresh ocean breeze gently moved us back and forth. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done? What’s the most romantic thing you’ve experienced? Can you imagine bringing both together and sharing it with someone you think is awesome? I did that and what a fantastic experience it was. Today, I treated Charlene to a surprise parasailing adventure.
About two weeks, I told her I had planned an “experience” for her and that it may include getting wet. I answered her questions with skillful ambiguity and she accepted. Even after we arrived at the beach she still did not know why we were there. No doubt, the collection of jet skies gave her an idea but it was the ideal distraction to the real surprise. The weather was a cool 70 degrees fahrenheit and the sun was setting. The perfect time for a romantic soar for two at two hundred and fifty (250) feet.
The team at J. R. Action Water Sports ferried us by jet ski to the launch pad. Charlene and I slipped into our life vests as the father and son team joked about what we were about to do. We all laughed about medical insurance. They were just as friendly as Marcia, who had greeted us near the water’s edge. We were soon harnessed to our chute and off we went from the platform.
We rose higher and higher until we could see many of the notable landmarks on New Providence and Paradise Island. Below us were miles of crystal clear ocean and to the west of us, one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. I was in no hurry for it to end and neither was she. We locked arms in a pose similar to Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) “flying” on the bow of the Titanic in the movie of the same name. It felt great to see her smile.
Parasailing is not for everyone but quality time certainly is. Today, make the extra effort to make that someone special feel valued and treasured. The love you give is an investment not only in the person but equally yourself. You’re worth it. What you do matters.