Throwback Thursday: Parasailing in St. Martin

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Throwback Thursday: Parasailing in St. Martin

 

parasailing in St. Martin

 

When we lived in Boston we took a winter vacation every year, almost always to St. Martin.

 

One year, perhaps 20 or so years ago, we took our 2 daughters to St. Martin for the New Year's holiday. We had a fabulous time overall, and my older daughter and I went parasailing one day - that's us (a non-digital, and not-so-clear, photo taken by my wife on the beach); I have some photos somewhere that I took when up in the air. The views were amazing at about 100 feet.

 

The trip was somewhat marred by an island-wide power failure about midway through dinner on New Year's Eve, several days into our visit, at a wonderful restaurant we dined at often. It took several days for all the power to come back on which was a bit challenging around food, lights, and AC! It was one of our more memorable New Year's!

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Good morning,  Jeff - experiences, stories and an adventure or two. Ideal Throwback Thursday post.

Nov 29, 2018 08:26 AM #8
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Jeff what was more memorable the parasailing of the power outage???

Nov 29, 2018 08:37 AM #9
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Parasailing St. Martin?  That sounds exciting... no make that scary.  Am I a wimp?

Nov 29, 2018 08:53 AM #10
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I have always wanted to do this  but never had the chance!

Nov 29, 2018 09:00 AM #11
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Hi Joe Pryor 

I have a few great memories of New Year's, mostly spending the evening with good friends. I likely would not have gone parasailing if my daughter weren't there.

Jeff

Nov 29, 2018 09:05 AM #12
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Jeff,

Your photo (wife's) looks very inviting!  What a great adventure you had!  Happy Thursday.  A

Nov 29, 2018 10:44 AM #13
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Thanks Michael Jacobs  - I'm glad I had the photo to share, even though I didn't take it. It was a fun thing to do with my daughter!

Jeff

Nov 29, 2018 01:24 PM #14
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Ha ha George Souto - well they were memorable for different reasons. The parasailing was something I wanted to do...not so much the power outage, and that lasted a lot longer!!

Jeff

Nov 29, 2018 01:25 PM #15
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Hi Carol Williams  - it was fun, although I will admit to being a bit nervous at first.

Jeff

Nov 29, 2018 01:26 PM #16
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

I wish the quality of the photo was better, and that I could find the ones I took in the air! It was definitely an adventuresome week.

St. Martin is beautiful and we always enjoyed our trips, and the French dining, both casual and fine. So sad to see what happened with the hurricane back in September 2017 - much of what we knew - hotels, restaurants - seems to have been destroyed although perhaps some of that has been rebuilt since that time.

Jeff

Nov 29, 2018 01:29 PM #17
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Jeff Dowler, CRS What I love about vacation photos is I can relive each moment of those vacations with those photos and my memories.

Nov 29, 2018 03:51 PM #18
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, great memories will never fade away.  Parasailing is tons of fun, especially when done on an island as beautiful as St. Martin.

Nov 29, 2018 04:49 PM #19
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Very memorable indeed. I have been to that island and would love to return for a longer stay.

Nov 29, 2018 05:56 PM #20
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Hi Jeff- Love the memories that you created with your family, and the outage on New Year's Eve certainly made it memorable. We were on a company trip in the Bahamas back in the early 80's when Hurricane David made his presence known. 

Nov 29, 2018 06:19 PM #21
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I've never done that, but Donald and Abigail did.  I'll have to see if I can find a photograph

Nov 29, 2018 08:38 PM #22
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I agree Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  It's especially from vacations from years ago. We have boxes of photos before we went digital.

Jeff

Nov 30, 2018 07:38 AM #23
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I would love to go parasailing again, Beth Atalay , St. Martin or elsewhere. Ziplining is also on the list!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2018 05:46 PM #24
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Debbie Reynolds  - I'd love to go back someday...but Hawaii is so much closer!  I think I'll wait til more of the rebuilding has happened after the hurricane.

Jeff

Nov 30, 2018 05:47 PM #25
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Hi Kathy Streib  Memorable indeed. But all in all it wasn't bad and we enjoyed our trip with the girls.

We spent a week in Cancun in 2007, I think, and 2 days after arriving a hurricane passed off the coast and we spent 5 days in the room because of heavy wind and rain. Another not-so-fond memory!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2018 05:50 PM #26
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That would be fun to see, Tammy Lankford,  It was certainly a very popular thing to do there.

Jeff

Nov 30, 2018 05:51 PM #27
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