Me. 800 feet up. Above the Pacific Ocean. Over Santa Monica and Malibu. = Dream come true.
I went parasailing with Daniela on Saturday. Courtesy of Marina del Rey Parasailing,Â Marina del Rey CVB andÂ Blaze PR. Parasailing is something I’ve wanted to do my whole life. (Well, since I found out what parasailing is!)Â Left out of the marina and headed up north towards Santa Monica and Malibu! Best parts of LA if you ask me!
Listening to Foster the People and Nelly Furtado, we headed out of the marina in very appropriately named boat called, “Cloud 9!” Captain Mark snapped a group shot and immediately uploaded it to Facebook and Twitter. Nice touch, Mark… coming from a social media gal! Hitting the ocean caused us all to take flight for a split second. It was thrilling!
The first two to parasail set the tone for us all. We watched in amusement as they took off Cloud 9 swiftly… up up up and away they went. They were flying. And soon it would be our turn!
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. A few clouds in the sky to the west added depth to the experience. Clear to the east, we could see the Hollywood sign and Downtown LA! We could even see down to Redondo Beach and up to Point Dume!
We were flying! It felt like a dream! Totally surreal!
Daniela and I were lucky enough to be ableÂ video record our experienceÂ thanks to MDR Parasailing!Â It’s really totally perfect, and I can re-live the moment whenever I want!
On the way back, the ideal song (for me) came on – I’m Like a Bird by: Nelly Furtado. Here are some of the lyrics:
I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away
I don’t know where my soul is, I don’t know where my home is
(and baby all I need for you to know is)
I’m like a bird, I’ll onlyÂ fly away
I don’t know where my soul is , I don’t know where my home is
All I need for you to know is…
I moved to LA ten years ago, and I’m Like a Bird was my “moving to LA song.” How fitting to hear that song again at that moment! Not to mention that I was just flying in the air above the Pacific Ocean!!Â I took a moment to realize how fortunate I am, and how far I’ve come. We sailed back alongside Santa Monica, my favorite part of Los Angeles. Daniela pointed out to the Clock Tower and Blaze PR. I sat and realized that I love my life. I am so lucky to have Blaze PR, and have the amazing experiences that come with working at such an amazing place and such amazing people!
PHOTOSÂ (Courtesy of Marina del Rey Parasailing)
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Thank you,Â Marina del Rey Parasailing! Thanks Captain Mark and Captain Andrew! I can’t wait to come visit you again!