I went on my first camping trip in 50 years. It was a one night, rough camp in the desert with the hiking club to watch the meteor showers. We chose a camping area on the banks of a dead lake, staked out our camping spots and put up our tents. The ladies camp toilet was set up behind a bush. Everyone put out the food they brought on a table and we ate and explored our camp site. The evening was beautiful and warm. We saw two red rattle snakes and a tan one. Fearlessly, we all gathered around and took videos of them rattling. As darkness approached, we set up our lounge chairs and waited for the meteor showers. We talked and laughed and watched the shooting stars. It was spectacular. I can't remember ever feeling so much peace and happiness. I was with 10 people that I barely knew, surrounded by scorpions, snakes, huge ants and god knows what other critters, and I was happy. Happy. Truly happy. I whispered a thank you to God for showing me that true happiness is actually very simple.
I am so happy for your happiness! My sister-in-law and I call this our reset buttons. Hers is her family's ranch, and mine is the sea.
I also want to thank you for not posting the snake videos. I would've screamed and thrown my phone across the room.
hahahahaha! 🤣 Oddly, I am not afraid of snakes. I had a boyfriend in high school that kept snakes. He taught me how to handle them. Once you get past the initial screaming and cowering, then past the "ick factor" they are really cool creatures. One of the men, the trip leader, knew the safe distance we needed to keep to safely watch the snakes. He also told us how to not get bitten! I wonder if he had a snake bite kit? I have no idea. It was a 1-1/2 hour drive to the nearest town. Doctor? Hospital?😳
This the "Shoutbox" -- basically a site-wide, group chat. (It's only visible to members.)
lonelywifey: Happy belated birthday saarinista! Hope you had a great, albeit sexless, day ;-)
Jun 6, 2018 9:49:31 GMT -5
saarinista: Thanks, guys! I just wanted to make sure someone was listening. I had a nice birthday, though no, I didn't have sex. But I did have a darned good chocolate layer cake (no not the whole thing, just a piece!)which was as good a substitute as there is!
Jun 6, 2018 14:10:25 GMT -5
saarinista: I know, nobody uses the shoutbox much, northstarmom . Dan and I were talking about how to make it more popular, but he's been off the boards lately sooo...oh well.
Jun 6, 2018 14:11:32 GMT -5
shynjdude: May you have sex befo' yo' nex', Saarinista!
Jun 6, 2018 20:04:46 GMT -5
nancyb: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Jun 8, 2018 6:26:23 GMT -5