I first tried parasailing as a newlywed. Terry had a buddy who owned a parasail, and he set it up to give us rides on Boone Lake. I wanted to buy our own parasail back then, but Terry wasn't that interested. Now that we've moved to Knoxville, we have become three-part owners in a parasail from Craigslist. It is a beautiful one - so colorful! Somehow, we never get around to parasailing in the summer. We always go in the fall when the water provides a shockingly cold ending to the ride.
This fall, we had friends visiting from Georgia, and they all went up for a ride - even my friend who is scared of heights had a blast!
We hit a snag (literally) at the end of the day when the parachute got a tiny hole. We tried to figure out how it happened and actually found the nail on the dock that was the culprit:
notice the red fabric on the nail
So we are grounded until next year when we can get it fixed. It's too cold to parasail now anyway.