Hakuba, Part Two: Paragliding

After the hot air balloon, we hung out for a bit, and then we tried paragliding. This paragliding was not super scary, though. You really didn’t even go very high. You basically attach an air foil kite to yourself, run down a hill, and get lifted up a little bit. So, it was pretty cool! (I did end up with awful bruises on my arms from the harness, though!!)

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One of the paragliders.

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The elementary Japanese teacher was the guinea pig.

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Me getting hooked in.

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All ready!!

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I don’t think they expected me to run this fast…

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I kind of shot up, and then, embarrassingly enough, when I hit the ground, I made a super poor landing and face planted! I didn’t hit hard, though, so I just got dirt on myself.

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After flying, you had to carry the paraglider back up the hill to your partner.

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Teddy is all ready to fly.

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We didn’t do this, but you can also do tandem flights that go over the mountains!

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My partner waiting for her turn!

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Our neighbor really flew!!

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Teddy carrying the paraglider.

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Me flying again. I didn’t fall on my face this time!

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My partner flying.

Afterwards, we went to Lion Cafe, which was owned by the company who ran both events we tried. They even had vegetarian food!

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I got a really yummy hot cocoa.

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For a meal, I got the pumpkin sandwich with fries. It was delicious!

Well, that’s all for Hakuba!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shirley Donehoo
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 21:39:48

    You have so many adventures! I probably wouldn’t paraglide or go in a hot air balloon. The hot chocolate looks really good and I don’t even like hot chocolate. Tell me about the pumpkin sandwich…

    Reply

  2. Grace
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 10:50:07

    Honored to be in your blog😉

    Reply

  3. Marie Elder
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 14:07:24

    You seem to have had a wonderful time….it’s great to be young….you’ll have a lot to talk about when you are 89!!! Enjoy!!!!

    Reply

  4. Barb Lange
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 18:04:02

    It’s really cool you get to see and do so many wonderful things!

    Reply

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