When I first started blogging, I revealed something about me that just doesn’t fit into our society today. I titled it, I’m a Freak. As it turned out, I have a lot of blog material on this topic.
I’ve never really cared for Bucket Lists. It bothered me, because what if I couldn’t get to everything on it? Also, so many people had grand Bucket List adventures, but me … not really into adventure.
So, I’m a freak.
I don’t really want to fly to Fiji or Tahiti. I don’t care about climbing the Himalayas. I have no desire to see the The Great Wall of China.
I have traveled in the past and enjoyed most of those trips, but I was young when I took those adventures. At this age, any kind of effort on my part makes me breathe heavy just thinking about it. All that arranging, packing, airport melee, finding ways to get around once arriving, and sleeping in strange places … it’s just not for me.
I do have a list, but it’s more like a birthday or Christmas gift-list if you will. I was going to share the freaky things on my gift list in this post, but then something exciting happened. My husband, Gary, surprised me with one of the things on my list, and it’s not even my birthday! So, now I’m posting about his surprise.
He told me we were going somewhere but wouldn’t tell me our destination. We headed east on one of the many highways in the Chicagoland area. When we hit stand-still traffic, I said, “I hope we aren’t headed downtown, because this will take forever.”
Oh yes, we were headed downtown, right during Lallapalooza. He assured me, we weren’t going to that weekend concert in the overbearing heat. But, I complained that we’d be stuck in traffic for hours. Traveling was such a bother. Sigh.
I know what you’re thinking. Can’t you just shut up and go with it, Lori? Your husband is trying to surprise you.
You may want to go back and check out my control freak post. That should answer the above question.
With tight shoulder blades and gritting teeth, I actually did shut up!
Stuck in crawling city traffic. No place to park. I had to use the bathroom. Was his surprise really worth this trouble?
Yes it was.
In the city, I felt like one tiny little ant in an ant farm of millions.
When we stepped into the tropical atmosphere, it felt like crossing over into heaven. A large, glowing blue-color fluttered right in front of us.
It was what I dreamed it would be … soft, blinking colors surrounding me. The humidity in there reminded me of the place I just ran away from, but I didn’t care. I didn’t want to leave. Those beautifully transformed insects welcomed me with open wings.
Keep scrolling to see more of my simple little adventure.
There you have it, reason #5 for why I’m a freak … I don’t want a Bucket List, not really into adventure, but have a gift-list with oddball things.