Thursday, February 23, 2012
A Change of Scenery
We slathered ourselves with sun block, put on hats and T-shirts and stayed in the shade while enjoying the glorious warmth.
We traveled with a group of six friends and friends-to-be. Mark is always happy in a crowd but I tend to be a bit of a lone wolf so it's good for me to mingle a little. I have more moments when I would be happy to hide behind a book. One morning I gathered my coffee and toast and prepared to sit quietly and enjoy the sun on the deck only to find, after about 2 minutes, that someone wanted to join me and talk about everything planned for the day.
There were other moments when I was out of my comfort zone as we call it these days. I went zip-lining for the first time although I did pass on white-water rafting later that same day. I wasn't sure my heart could take it. On a boat ride down the river I had a monkey crawl across my shoulders. While everyone else was saying how cute he was, I was holding my breath. All the birds were wonderful and I was fine watching them from the river but wasn't really ready to get close-up and personal with the wildlife.
All in all it was a great experience and I would go back there any time. Now I'm back to knitting and reading but that little bit of warmth and daring will hold me through the rest of the winter.