Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weekend Fun

   Mike and I have had such a interesting weekend so far. Friday night we went out for a couple of drinks with a few friends.  Lots of fun of course. Saturday morning we had made plans to do a hike with another couple. It was a trail that had the "intermediate" level of difficulty so I wasn't to nervous about it. I had read on one of the hiking sites that its trail had a few tricky places. It has 3 different peaks to it. They said the first one was kinda easy and it gets harder as you go on. They also go one to tell you that some of the peaks have a rope to help you get up and to use that and you'd be fine. So getting prepared, we both purchased hiking shoes and he bought me a camel back sense he already had one.
  Being ALOT scared of heights, I was really trying to pump myself up not to look like a total woosie pants if anything made me nervous. We started the hike and it felt good. (NOT!) The muscles were burning and the alcohol was sweating out of my pours. It was like a stair climber from hell! We were all panting though so at least I wasn't the only one in bad shape.

   Beautiful views from the whole hike. We had to stop a few times just to catch our breath but well worth the light headiness......till we got to the first peak! OMG I though I was going to die!!! It was the tiniest rope I had ever seen. My fat butt should not be hanging on to that and trusting it not to break, let alone it was a vertical rock clime. I AM NOT A ROCK CLIMBER!  I did make it half way up (after a couple minutes of coaching) the first peak. Shaking the whole entire time I was inching my way up. What made it worse is that there were people waiting to go up or back down and I was in there way, so I felt that I was being rushed to hurry up. I told Mike to go on without me, I just couldn't do it. I couldn't feel my toes and my heart beat was in my face. Of course he would never leave me alone so after a few minutes of me trying to get down the half that I already climbed up we made it to a safe place. The other couple went on. I was jealous that they were going to have amazing pictures and I am such a chicken. Mike and I made our way back down the mountain and as we were walking back to the car, the other couple caught up to us and said that the other peaks were absolutely crazy and they turned around not wanting to die also. ("Intermediate" was such a lie)
   Thinking about it now I really think I could have done it if there weren't so many people waiting on me. I just needed to take my time and not feel like everyone's eyes were on me, and maybe if they put a different rope to use, and maybe if I took rock climbing lessons, and maybe if I didn't have blisters on the back of my heels from my new hiking shoes....ect...  Who am I kidding... This hike will probably not be done again by me, in less in these 3 years I grow some balls and get over my fear.
   Later that night, we made our way to meet some people out for drinks after dinner. Just so happens the bar we were at had another bar below it that was having a jello wrestling tournament. We checked it out, and this was just one of the highlights.   Interesting hu?

   Today... We headed to the North Shore to look at a new toy. Mike had been searching Craigslist for 2 ATV's now that he decided not to get a motorcycle. Well... he bought mine, and is in search for his still. We don't have a house, or a garage or any of our belongings but.. yes.. we do have a four wheeler. (this is the right order...right?) Anyways, I know they will be a lot of fun. They will definitely get a lot of use out of them.

   After that... we stopped and had a few drinks, walked around the North Shore Marketplace and looked in a few shops. (cute place but very crowded)  I had packed our bathing suits just in case which was a good thing. We changed and headed over to a kayak rental. We went down a river that was so peaceful and beautiful. Turtles the size of a trucks tire. Being our first kayak adventure, I'm a little disappointing that I didn't have a waterproof camera with me. I wish I would have been able to have memories of it. We will definitely be searching Craigslist for this toy too.(kayak)

 Our drive home was a little rainy... that just made for a pretty rainbow tho.

1 comment:

  1. We did tons of hikes while on island but I can't figure out for the life of me which one this is. sounds a bit intense though. North Shore is a beautiful place and yes the turtles are giant.