Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Getting old can be fun

Why is it that when you are young, you can't afford to do a lot of the fun but expensive exhilarating type of activities. As you get older, you can afford it but now your body isn't cooperating like it used to, making it difficult to be able to go out and bungee jump or whatever else you would like to do. Call it a midlife crisis, but I have this urge to skydive. I know you can jump tandem and that is probably the way I'm going to go. I guess I am coming to the realization that life is pretty short and if I don't start doing some of these things, I probably won't be able to physically in a few years.

I am not a very brave person, far from it but I would like to try some new things. My husband and I went kayaking on the ocean at sunset with a guide and that was an awesome experience. We also went whitewater rafting last year in Oregon and that was also a lot of fun.There were some tense moments when my son got thrown out of the raft but it all ended well.

This is just a picture I found to show the rafting company we used- Sun Country Tours. They were very good and came highly recommended.

Something a little tamer that my husband, I and some friends have done was to take ballroom dance class lessons. We took 3 classes last year and we learned the cha-cha, tango, swing, waltz and foxtrot. It's a blast and we are looking for places to go to practice our dancing skills and then signing up for more lessons in the fall.

1 comment:

BetteJo said...

Don't forget - the elder Pres Bush went sky-diving on his 80th birthday! I think it's all about your mindset - just hope your bones feel the same way YOU do!!!! :)