Saturday, September 25, 2010
Today, two of my girlfriends and I had a girls day out: to the mall or the spa...Nah... we went Zip lining with Go Ape in Derwood, MD.
I through the idea out there and they were super excited to go. So we hopped in the car and off we went. We arrived at Go Ape and the friendly staff greeted us with a smile. We had to fill out the infamous waivers and go through a very detailed safety briefing. They show you how to clip in and teach you all kinds of rhymes to remember what to do while up on the course. "Red to red or you will be dead." (referring to the lead carabiner to the safety line), "Closed and opposed." (referring to the placement of the carabiners on the zip line). Zip lining in the tree tops 40 feet above the ground is a great esteem builder. The course was a challenging mix of balance beams, leap pads 40 feet in the air, rope bridges, zip line and a tarzan swing. As you go along the courses, five total, each course gets a little more difficult and the zip line gets higher and longer. To go through the entire course it takes approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
I have noticed that as I get older I have become more adventurous. This adventure was one of my favorite, right up there with kayaking on the Colorado River with Desert Adventures.
Monday, March 16, 2009
She has done a great job of organizing recipes depending on what you are looking for. I tried the recipe for Turkey meatloaf muffins. Wow, they were really good.
Friday, March 6, 2009
About one month ago Husband and I have been talking about going back to church. I mentioned a church that friend of our introduced me to. It has been about 5 months since we talked with them because they moved and I started my master's program. I said "We should try the church they introduced me to." Husband says yeah that might be nice." Which lead me to wonder how our friends were doing? Hopefully her new job was treating her well and how is he coming along with the citizenship process? ...Well wouldn't you know 2 days later I received a text from her saying she was thing about us and we should get together soon.
I was thinking to myself "wow" that is pretty cool, this hasn't happened in a while. I must have really been thinking about them. Another instance happened just recently.
The husband and I are planning our vacation and we went to the bookstore to research and get ideas for some cool places to see. On our adventure we spotted a book about Peru.... Peru is where our two awesome used to be neighbors are from. They moved to Northern VA about a year or so ago and for a long time we did really well keeping in touch and seeing each other. Then they went back to Peru for about a month and we lost touch with the occasional letter or text.... OK, back to the bookstore we were talking about how we missed hanging out with them and that we should call them. All this occurred on Wednesday. On Friday morning I got a text message from my Peruvian friend saying she was going to be in town on Saturday and wanted to see if we were available.
CRAZY. I think it is interesting to see how when I think of someone (I mean really put them in my thoughts) whether I want to see or hear from, or someone I don't want to see. Here is to many happy thoughts and to go on your instinct. When you think of someone you should contact them you never know who you may get back in touch with and what magical friendship may be reunited.
Monday, February 23, 2009
However, I am realizing I do not recuperate as quickly as I used to. My body was a little pissed off at me today. My muscles feel like they ran a marathon. Oh well what are you going to do. Suck it up, and get over it! I'm getting older :(
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I just hope this year is "The Year". My main concern with the playoffs is goal-tending. If Theodore can keep his head in the game and Johnson recovers quickly fro surgery we should be OK.
If you missed the goal here is the link to the video.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We went up early to meet my cousin for lunch and hang out with her. We left there and headed over to Zoo America they were offering free admission and hot chocolate. We didn't get over to the chocolate tasting like we wanted to but found great enjoyment heading over to Chocolate world. The Hershey Chocolate ride brings me back to being a child. The bonus is free chocolate at the end! Our day ended with hockey. We watched the Hershey Bears take on the Norfolk Admirals.
The Bears came out and scored 3 goals in less 10 minutes or less. Then the second period came and they laid down and let the Admirals skate all over them 4 unanswered goals. And in the words of the 5 year old sitting behind us, "The Bears need to start playing or they are going to lose." This was his first hockey game and by the end of the game he sounded like a real hockey fan yelling, "Pass the puck!", "Shoot it!", "What are you guys doing?" Hockey through the eyes of a 5 year old, very fun.
So we had a day of all things we love hockey, chocolate and spending time with each (i know gag, gag) but it was a great day!