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Really Enjoyed My Day Away

Friday, August 03, 2012

Yesterday was a lot of fun. I would recommend ziplining, especially at Adrena Line where I went. The guides were so safety conscious and comically entertaining at the same time. Yes, it was thrilling, but I never got the same stomach feeling as a ferris wheel.
Just a bunch of moments of saying, "WEEEEEEE!"

After the adventure amid the tree tops, I drove farther out of town to enjoy a delicious lunch at a Tea House perched above the crashing waves of the Pacific ocean. The fog was amazing!
After my lunch, I walked forest trails and took 65 photos on the beaches, rocks, their bridge and under the treed canopy. I got to see a swimming seal too.

On the drive home, I wanted to see the Potholes in Sooke, BC. People were swimming, sunning themselves and generally having a lovely time in the water. The Potholes are a series of round pools joined by a stream. I'll bet the spring run off is a lot more exciting! In the heat of the afternoon, I chose a shady perch to sit and read a history of Emily Carr, the painter.

It was an active day for me yesterday. I have to plan a day of 'keeping moving' for my Friday. I think I will take out the bike before it gets too hot.

So, I'm off to the library!

  
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SHERIO5 8/6/2012 10:23AM

    How fun! I still don't think I'll put zip-lining on my bucket list!

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KINEPS 8/3/2012 10:52PM

    I'm so glad that you had such an amazing day!! I hope you'll share some of your pictures with us!!

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AVANELL 8/3/2012 11:43AM

    What an awesome day! Sounds like it was a full one, too! So glad you enjoyed it!

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PEGGY-BEE 8/3/2012 11:39AM

    Oh that just sounds like so much fun!!!
I hope you'll share a few of those 65 photos.

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L*I*T*A* 8/3/2012 11:37AM

    sounds like you really enjoyed your day!!!
ziplining is not for the meek hearted????
way to go!!!

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MELISSA123321 8/3/2012 11:15AM

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My Plans to Zipline Tomorrow

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

YEEE-HAW!!
Tomorrow I will be ziplining through the forest at nearly 60 km an hour! This is a to-do activity on my 'bucket list'.

I will be going on my own. None of my friends or family are the least bit interested in seeing the trees and rivers from a high viewpoint. So I am trailblazing in my own little way.

A harness is not something I am accustomed to; I do not mountain climb and I have never climbed one of those challenging walls with all the knobs and hand holds. There isn't all that much physical activity in ziplining. Gravity will get 'er done without any help from me.

So tomorrow after breakfast (west coast time) you can imagine this clown screaming with excitement (and probably some terror) watching huge pines going zipping past. I had better make it a small breakfast, don't you think?

  
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KINEPS 8/2/2012 12:32PM

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Good for you!!! Have an awesome time . . . . can't wait to hear how much you loved it!!! But please . . . be safe!

Hugs,
Maryann

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DJ4HEALTH 8/1/2012 9:33PM

    Have fun, husband tried to get me to do that here but it is over alligators and stuff like that. No thanks, plus I have a fear of heights.

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LUVS2BIKE101 8/1/2012 8:56PM

    I admire your adventure! Have an enjoyable time......blog about it when you get back!
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SHERIO5 8/1/2012 3:13PM

    Whoa!!! Good for you taking on one of your bucket list items!! I saw people zip-lining when I was in Colorado last week, looks fun, but terrifying to me!!!

Enjoy yourself, a small breakfast might be a good idea! emoticon I hear pancakes are a good food to eat before going out on a boat, so maybe it works for zip-lining! Maybe some motion-sickness pills? They sell them OTC at the pharmacy, just ask.



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EGRAMMY 8/1/2012 3:01PM

    Iwish I could go with you. I tried to get family to go in Hardy, Arkansas this summer to no avail. Let us know how it is. Have a wonderful time. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 8/1/2012 1:49PM

    enjoy the ride......
have a great time....
blessings and hugs.......lita

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Patio Party For Two

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lunch today was a little repast on the back patio. I threw together some salmon sandwiches, tiny dill pickles and a coleslaw. Our beverage was a red punch made from raspberries, 7Up and lots of crushed ice.

I made sure there was a gingham tablecloth and the matching napkins (home-sewn) on the patio table. It is delightful to make use of the plastic plates, cutlery and tumblers that we keep for the summertime weather!

As we rested and refuelled out of doors, there were butterflies, a yellow canary and slow moving clouds to act as the entertainment.

Today, I really enjoyed the company of my special partner, breathing the coastal air and sitting under our awning. Very simple pleasures, but the very stuff of life.
I don't need to bungie jump or trek the Andes to be thankful for what surrounds me.

Have you got something in your life that is calm, serene and lovely? It may be as close as a meal 'al fresco'!

  
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SHERIO5 7/23/2012 10:53AM

    I love reading about your beautiful party!

I love to use pretty dishes, napkins, whatever, even when it's just me...it makes an ordinary moment, extraordinary!



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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/22/2012 2:10PM

    Such a wonderful way to share an afternoon with a special someone!

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EGRAMMY 7/22/2012 4:41AM

    You are such a lovely person, and terrific team leader. emoticon

My now serenity is being up with ill dog so DH can sleep and heal. Dog is calm and Dh's asleep.

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PROT358 7/21/2012 11:02PM

    Sounds like a wonderful outdoor meal. I'm really interested in trying to make that punch! Glad you enjoyed yourself!


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CAROLJ35 7/21/2012 8:54PM

    Could just picture this scene as I read it. Very calm and serene!

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Date Night At Government House

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Last night when I left work, I was lovingly 'ambushed' in the parking lot by my Sweetie. He told me to leave my car and get into his truck. I noticed he had been to our local sushi place and he had take out.

I listened to the GPS say turn left and turn right but I had no idea where we were going.

The title to this blog is the spoiler. I had never been inside the gates of our Lieutenant Governor's house and I had only heard of the huge gardens that surrounded it. Last night was to be my introduction to the public access gardens.

From dawn to dusk, the public is allowed to roam the herb garden, the rose garden, rock garden and a sunken one. A few areas are fenced off right now due to our deer population that mutilates gardens and hedges in minutes.
All in all it was a lovely place to walk about.

We found a private bench to nibble our dinner and watch the sun move across the sky. Because the location is close to the sea, the temperature was moderate and the air was fresh. It was a perfect date.

If you get the opportunity to visit Victoria, BC, try the trails of Government House. I hope you like it too.

  
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SHERIO5 7/11/2012 2:24PM

    What a lovely idea!

Sounds like your sweetie is a keeper!

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KINEPS 7/11/2012 2:08PM

    Sounds beautiful . . . and what a thoughtful date! How fun!

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PYNETREE 7/11/2012 10:41AM

    emoticon Aah.. how sweet! Gardens sound beautiful! emoticon

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Walking The Galloping Goose Trail

Thursday, July 05, 2012

A local trail has caught my interest after talking to a friend yesterday. The discussion was about getting healthy and starting small.... working up to sincerely challenging our body. This lady and her co-worker are walking The Galloping Goose Trail on a regular basis. They asked me to come out with them.

They started by merely walking, but it surprised them HOW FAR they could push themselves. Now they are walk-running (their term) so that they get a better workout. They are challenging their bodies.

Would I be able to jump in and keep their pace, so would I be winded and slow them down?

It would be best if I use my new step counter and see where I'm at, record the results and get a little improvement in the coming days. Am I making another excuse??? Perhaps I am. I'm pretty sure I am not ready to start at their walk-run level.

Today is Thursday. Today I go for a walk-run of my own.... and then I own those statistics!

  
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ADRIENALINE 7/5/2012 4:59PM

    Great idea. You might jump in though and surprise yourself. You never know!

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PJBONARRIGO 7/5/2012 10:14AM

    Good idea and plan! Go for it :-) emoticon

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