Monday, June 30, 2008

Fly Boy

This year, The Pip Squeak (aka Zachary) was finally ready, willing and able to go para sailing. Well...ready and able. And somewhat willing. Until we arrived at the bay. Second thoughts began floating through his head while we waited on the captain to ready the boat. After a pep talk and some encouragement from Dad, he was pretty sure he still wanted to give it a try.
He got on the boat with GF and the girls (who go every year. "Adrenaline Junkie" does not even begin to describe Darling Daughter. I think she would have been happy if they dropped her off the sail and into shark infested waters for a swim.) A big smile to reassure Mom (and also himself) and they headed out to sea. Or, the intracoastal waterway. Whatever.

Up, up, and away. Pip Squeak did have a few questions for GF as they were hurled backwards into the air. What happens if the straps break? How do we get back in the boat? Will we see any sharks? How high are we going?? What if you drop your camera?

He was brave enough for a quick dip into the water...or, umm, GF's toes actually made it into the water. I think Pip was too short.

And then back to the boat where Big Sister was waiting to congratulate him on his bravery. I'm not sure if he'll ever want to do it again, but he sure was happy with himself!




7 comments:

The Momster said...

Wow! I'm so proud of him for doing it. How did he describe the view once he had his land legs back? Or was he more concerned with his questions?

Great pix!

Jo said...

that is so cool and brave of him...not sure if I would even think of trying that. Did they get any pics from in the air?

Nancy M. said...

Cool pictures! I have always wanted to do that.

JanMary said...

He is braver than I would have been!

Great memory to always cherish.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Never. In. A. Million. Years.

Nope, not ever gonna do that. You have one brave son.

We are THAT Family said...

Oh, my! Y'all are brave. That looks very scary and exactly the kind of thing the people I live with would love to do! How fun!

Shara said...

My husband and son almost did the para sailing this summer. It looks like fun!