Friday, September 4, 2009

When in doubt, hang a left

Spontaneity is a beautiful thing. This afternoon Jess and I took a left where we generally take a right, so instead of winding up in Ybor City we found ourselves in beach chairs on Anna Maria Island. And from there, well, who woulda thunk...

Parasailing 500 feet over the Gulf of Mexico!

Neither of us is fond of heights, so the very idea of going up in a parachute attached by a rope to a boat manned by a couple of young brothers from Roseville, Minn., well if you know me you wouldn't think that could happen.

Did happen. And it was beautiful, exhilarating, and really not all that scary. Floating above the water with the best view of Florida's gorgeous west coast. Dolphins, rays and pristine beaches below. And those boys from Roseville? Good kids, and Jess happens to know their cousin -- she went to high school with him in Richfield.

Big adventure, small world, incredible day to be alive.


  1. all this needs is a chord or two for a beautiful song...

  2. Great picture! Sounds like the two of you had a good time. SJK