Laying on the beach and parasailing through the air

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Ready to parasail!

The previous day we had stopped off at one of the MANY places that sell excursions to find out how exactly someone could buy parasailing for such a cheap price. Turns out you had to sit through a timeshare presentation. We were given an offer we couldn't refuse. Sit through the presentation and parasail for free. So in the morning we went and heard the timeshare deal then after that headed to the beach to lay out for a bit. Then it was off to Lahaina for parasailing. Now, I must admit I am completely and totally terrified of heights. I won't climb a ladder and often won't even stand on a chair to change a lightbulb. But for some reason I was super excited to parasail. It was completely worth it and really not scary at all. Aside from a few moments of looking straight down and thinking 'wow, this is pretty high, wonder what would happen if I fell' it was a very peacefull experience and so quiet, well aside from Natalie and I talking.

A little further away..
The peace was shattered a bit as we were dunked pretty deep in the water after we'd specifically asked not to be. Note to self, if I parasail again just agree to get your feet wet otherwise all is apparently fair game. Since the parasailing was so conveniently located in Lahaina we stayed put there again just hanging out in a small park area and then stuck around there for dinner once again. One thing about Lahaina and Maui in general that I was completely not used to was how laid back and friendly everyone was, not to mention the extreme casual attire. I don't know how many times I commented on how I was dressed in public and couldn't believe I was going to dinner with a tank top and running shorts worn over my bathing suit and no one thinks twice about it.

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Ready to parasail!
Ready to parasail!
A little further away..
A little further away..
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Staring up at a coconut tree in La…
Staring up at a coconut tree in L…
Palm trees in a park in Lahaina
Palm trees in a park in Lahaina
View from our balcony
View from our balcony
View from the room balcony
View from the room balcony
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photo by: danielrice20