Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Fairy Tale Time
The fairy is in front of an oil painting of one of the Greek islands we visited on a short cruise after seeing Athens.
When you take a trip, do you ever feel you're in a fairy tale world? The room gets cleaned and you didn't have to do anything to make it happen?
You get to eat out and not do the dishes?
You get to see places that you normally can't see around home?
Do you make the most of your trips no matter what happens on them?
One couple told my family that they considered a trip an adventure. You never knew what might happen!
When I went to New Orleans and shared a room with Bonnie, we had so much fun. One of the highlights of the trip was the vampire/ghost tour, but also, as she reminded me before conference--the bouncing truck.
Will I see one in Anaheim? I doubt it. Which means I'll have to see something else so that I can share with her. Last time I was in Anaheim, years ago, a man was panhandling doctors at their conference. And some of the doctors were giving him money, because he was dressed nicely and had run out of money for gas on his way home. Only he was there the next day, panhandling again, because hey, it's a lucrative business. Doctors. Lots of money. Some with not enough sense to know they were paying into a scam.
Chalk it up to an adventure!
It is like a fairy tale time. Every trip. Because every trip takes you out of your comfort zone. It takes you to a new world that you don't live in every day.
A couple were talking about another who had taken a cruise. Everyone was like, "Wow, how was it?" It's a dream for many--the idea of taking a cruise.
They hated it. They hated everything about it.
Did they get deathly ill? (I did on a cruise. We had violent storms so bad and one of the stabilizers went out on the ship, and they had to detour way out of our way because the seas were so rough--but I still had loads of fun!)
Did either of them die? (Several do on a trip every cruise, according to ship's staff. They bet on it. Where do they store the bodies? Amongst the flowers and ice sculptures. :) )
Did they get burned to a crisp? (I did snorkeling once. I always wear a T-shirt now, but I still had a blast!)
What was wrong? Everything. People were drinking in the lounges. Raise eyebrows here. A woman was wearing something really provocative who was helping the magic man. Uhm, yeah, so that eyes would be on her instead of the man using slight of hand. And the list goes on.
Take a trip. Take an adventure. Even if not everything works out (I could make several blogs on this alone), make the most of it and have fun.
Happy hump day eve!
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality."