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.)
doneanddone: Shoutout goes to lonelywifey....she made my day!
Jan 8, 2018 14:54:01 GMT -5
nancyb: RIP Dolores O'Riordan. You will always linger.
Jan 15, 2018 20:18:28 GMT -5
njsojourner: Orgasm is good!
Jan 15, 2018 23:54:54 GMT -5
brian: It's better when shared with someone!
Jan 16, 2018 6:53:40 GMT -5
boudinMan: howdy folks... anybody ever hear from becca any more? just curious.
Jan 16, 2018 10:02:29 GMT -5
petrushka: she's not been here in months
Jan 16, 2018 20:37:20 GMT -5
saarinista: Attention people of earth: it is currently SNOWING across the Southeastern United States. I'm a native of the Midwest, and I chuckle when i see how worked up people get about a half inch of snow here. Ye Gods, you would think Armageddon was upon us.
Jan 16, 2018 22:42:38 GMT -5
lonelywifey: **Hurricane comes** Louisiana: "We can probably just ride it out and have a party with a lot of drinking." **Light snow falls** Also Louisiana: WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE
Jan 17, 2018 9:10:47 GMT -5
lonelywifey: doneanddone I just saw this shoutout! Thanks! Gonna have to go back and see how awesome I was on Jan 8th. Haha!!
Jan 17, 2018 9:11:48 GMT -5
saarinista: lonelywifey Also, we must consume mass quantities of milk and bread to fend off the cold, and stock up on toilet paper for God knows what. Under no circumstances however should we try to warm ourselves with sexual activities !
Jan 17, 2018 15:41:30 GMT -5
obobfla: Hey, we Floridians gladly take on Category 5 hurricanes, tornados, alligators, sharks, snakes, and bugs. But temps below 40F? FEMA help us!
Jan 17, 2018 18:38:11 GMT -5
tamara68: Happy birthday @petruschka!
Jan 18, 2018 3:20:12 GMT -5
h: Schools up here don't even delay for less than 8 inches of snow. ⛄❄
Jan 18, 2018 7:56:17 GMT -5
lonelywifey: h I remember when I was a kid schools NEVER closed for snow days (this was in Massachusetts). Now it's like the schools close the night before if there's even a whiff of snow in the forecast!
Jan 18, 2018 11:53:49 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: We had a snow day yesterday for no reason; I can still see the grass in my yard as it is barely covered with snow (this is MA). Crazy!
Jan 18, 2018 12:23:03 GMT -5