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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Adventure 11: My Very First YouTube Posts Ever- Stand Up Paddling and Paragliding Pregnant

I've used my GoPro Hero now for only three things since I've had it... First I recorded all of my tattoo sessions in hopes to some day do a fast forwarded version of the work, (although four sessions at 4-5 hours each left me missing bits of the ends of each one and my sleeve wont actually be "complete" until Reise arrives and I can finish it up).  

Then I used it when we went paragliding off Haleakala in June 2012.  I was actually pregnant at the time, but we didn't know it yet, (though we had been trying).  Reise was just a sesame seed still and that just happened to be the same day Jun proposed, (right before we launched as a matter of fact).  Talk about an exciting day/week!



So I've used the GoPro little and it shows... You may initially think you're watching part of the Blair Witch Project...  But we decided to dust off the ole' GoPro this week and put on the surf mounts we got many months ago in Kauai and give it a whirl on our stand up paddle board.  Jun gets some surf, our friend Tim gives stand up paddling a try, (he is Mr. Martial Arts Man and has incredible balance, so you will see it is MUCH harder than it looks, especially in the wobbly ocean), and I'm just cruising along in my last weeks of pregnancy.  Soon enough I'll be surfing it too and will post those videos... and maybe in a few years, so will Reise!  :)


Now if you can promise to get past my morning hair and dumb concentrating "Carroll" face, please feel free to watch it and let me know what you think!  :)  



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Love and Aloha,
Danielle (Q.B.)

10 comments:

  1. looks like a lot of fun! great videos =]-- Sam

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    1. Thanks Sam! Having fun is my middle name... =)

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  2. How much was paragliding?? I want to do that when we come out!!

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    1. It's half off for military and law enforcement! =) I think maybe $90? Hurry up and come out... I hear they're closing in a year... (that's me white lying)...

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  3. I love paddle boarding... I hope I have the energy when pregnant to still do fun stuff!

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    1. Me too! I'm a total addict! It's an amazing way to get exercise while pregnant. I actually went this morning which marks 35 weeks... Just 2 weeks away from full term! :) I'm sure you will be a ball of energy just like me... :)

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  4. i believe i live in the wrong place!

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    1. I believe most people live in the wrong place... but I don't tell anyone that, because if everyone figured it out, then here would become WAY overcrowded. You can come though! :)

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  5. I love when you start spinning in the paragliding video! Looks so cool. I've tried stand-up paddling once before... a company at the Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival did a demo session on the Shenandoah River (flat water section) and hardly anyone showed up so my friend and I hung out for an hour trying handstands and fun tricks! I'm sure it's a lot trickier paddling on MOVING water... haha. Next time I come visit, SUP'ing is a no-brainer on the to-do list!! ;) P.S. Looking good, my preggo soul sista!

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    1. It was WAY COOL to spin! It looks so slow, but the gravitational force is crazy! Our SUP boards, (well I should say board because Jun split one in half last week on a GIANT wave), are surfing size which is fun for waves and coordination. We thought about getting a longer cruising board to take the dogs out on, but we DEFINITELY need two SUP surf boards. :) You would ROCK at SUPing, even in the big bad ocean. :) COME VISIT SOON! XOXOXOXO soul sista! =]

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