Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What is your destination?

It feels like summer...finally! 

I know it isn't officially summer but we've had such a yucky spring, I am enjoying the warm breeze coming in my open windows. Ahhhh.....
Do you specific plans this summer? Maybe not a destination vacation, maybe not a vacation at all, but plans to do certain things or NOT do certain things?

Don't look for me in Brazil on this water slide named Insano. I believe that name translates well.
"Ever wondered what it would be like to dive off a 14-story building? Ok, that sounds a little suicidal, but that’s the kind of sensation you get when you’re sliding down Insano, the highest water slide in the world.

Part of a water park near the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, Insano is known as one of the most thrilling water park attractions in the world. Constructed in 1989, it still holds the record for the highest water slide on Earth, at 41 meters high. That’s as tall as a 14-story building, in case you were wondering. What makes Insano “the most extreme equipment of this type on the planet” (according to the beach park’s official site) is the very steep slide that really lets gravity do its number on anyone crazy enough to try it. Apparently, the whole decent takes just 4 to 5 seconds but during that time you can reach speeds of up to 105 km/h. That’s as fast as a Ferrari."

I feel woozy just looking at that photo.

We were at the cottage over the holiday weekend where people are being encouraged to look for turtles on the road and stop if the turtles have been flipped onto their shells. We are to turn them over and face them in the direction they were headed. Hmm....what if they spun when they flipped and wanted to go East instead of West? I hope I have this guy's outlook all summer whether I see him at the cottage or not.

I talk and kid a lot about drinking, but I'm really not much of a drinker of alcohol. I like beer and one or two wines, but often get histamine headaches from fermented drinks. I like the idea of summer drinks with pretty straws and paper parasols. They say RELAX to me. I'm so relaxed just looking at this next picture that I don't even mind it is a tree rat squirrel sipping from the straw.

My husband and I have been discussing some projects, looking at things from completely different angles. I'm not going to lie and say there has never been any tension when he doesn't see things my way we don't agree on what should be done or if things should even be started, but we truly rarely argue. I see his points and he sees mine. Without boring you on details that would mean nothing here, I think I am going to adjust my outlook and agree with his assessment of things. This time. I'm not making a habit of this!  I'm also NOT going to ask him questions that might result in this answer:
 So what is my plans for the summer?  Self care, as spelled out here, emphasis on the last point:

Stella got her groove back and I'm getting my happy back.
Her story was a bit racier than mine will be, but I will be just as satisfied.

1 comment:

Blondie's Journal said...

We like to take small get aways, maybe 4 days in a little city/town. We are totally due for one! And it will not be Brazil!! Some people just get a high from doing things like this. I am too afraid to even zip line!

That drink sure looks good right now. I am a beer/wine drinker but every once in awhile someone comes up with a cool (as in cold) drink up at the lakehouse. And I see so many refreshing cocktails in magazines but I have no idea what most of these liquors/ingredients are!

My hubby and I used to argue like cats and dogs during the early years of our marriage. Now I am a firm believer that you have to step back and give both sides some thought. I choose my battles!