Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Zip Line Adventures

To start things off, when we were planning this trip (and by we, I mean Joe’s wonderful parents) Joe’s sister couldn’t decide if she wanted to go. She ended up taking one of Joe’s very best friends as her “date” for the week. It made the vacation so nice because it was fun to hang out with them, and they were just friends!

Joe’s friend has never been out of the country, and was the ultimate tourist in Mexico. We laughed because he bought stuff from vendors on the beach, bought Mexican tequila, and wanted to book every single tour available. After explaining to him that money doesn’t grow on trees (HAHA), we decided to pick one tour. He chose zip-lining through the jungle.

Now for those of you who know me, you know that I am not the type of person to take risks like that. I was nervous and very anxious. Thankfully, it ended up being a new experience. I don’t think I would ever pay to do it again (it was freakin’ expensive) but it is something I am happy to say that I have done before.

Now… on to the story. When you arrive at this place in the middle of the jungle, they immediately suit you up in a harness, leather gloves, and a helmet. This was what I like to call a cluster **** because people were hurrying to the front of the line as if there are only so many sets and everyone who doesn’t get a harness has to zipline without one. Seriously PEOPLE! So after waiting for all the ignorant people to run to the front, we finally got suited up. After all four of us were ready, we looked around and realized that we were the very last people through everything in our particular tour. No biggie!

We proceed to an “ampitheather” for lack of a better word. It had wooden bleachers and there was a zipline set up between two trees so that they could fully explain to all of us how to properly zipline. After a, no joke, 15 minute speech on where to put your hands so you don’t cut your fingers, how never to let go of the line no matter what!, the tour guide says “Preguntas?” (Questions for those of you who don’t remember your Spanish days.)

This dumb ass (I’m sorry, I don’t usually call people that but this lady whole-heartedly deserved the title!) raises her hand and says “If I want to go fast then I just let go right?” Every person, including her husband (we concluded they were on their honeymoon) looked at her in shock. Did she not just sit through the same exact speech that all of us sat through? We were the last ones to speech and we still gathered the concept of NEVER LET GO OF THE LINE!

Anyway, drunk Ryan (Joe’s friend who had way too much tequila the night before) proceeds to yell “WHERE WERE YOU?” Everyone looked at him and started laughing. It was hilarious. I almost fell off the bleachers because everyone was laughing.

Long story short (Ok, So it’s not really SHORT… but…) after the entire zip-line adventure was over, they served us lunch. During lunch, all you could hear was people taking about how the high-light of the tour was the drunk in the back putting the dumb-ass in her place. HAHA…

I almost wish the tour guide would have told her to let go, it would have taught her a lesson! And in case you were wondering…. THERE ARE STUPID QUESTIONS!

Hope I made you smile!

Here's the website, if you want to see some crazy pictures (they aren't us... we weren't about to pay $15 for a picture!)

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Well, we are home. We had a great time and beautiful weather but I was ready to come home. Unfortunately, I won't be able to upload pictures for awhile because when I was packing to move out, I packed my camera cord too. Couldn't even tell you where it was if I tried, but I promise as soon as things settle down, I will post some pictures.

I'm looking forward to going through and reading up on everyone's lives while I was away and catching you up on the vacation, but frankly, I'm exhausted today!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

T-Minus 3 Days

And I will be on the beach in Mexico for a much needed vacation. Last night, Joe and I went to Walmart and bought a bunch of stuff that we are going to need (and what Riley is going to need while we are gone!) I do wish we could take her with us. She is going to be staying with some friends of ours for most of our trip, and then she is going to the kennel for a few days because our friends are leaving on their vacation!

Today, I stopped by the post office and stopped our mail (Which is currently still going to the apartment that we evacuated at the beginning of July... oops!) and then I went to the library and checked out like 10 books. I have been wanting to read all of James Patterson's books for a long time now, but just never got around to picking up a bunch of them. Well, every book I got for this vacation is his. I can't wait to start them. (Yeah, I'm that nerd who sits on the beach with a book and an alcoholic beverage for my entire vacation! I don't get in the ocean so it suits me.) Last year, on our honeymoon, I only took 2 books because I didn't want to bore my new husband while I read all day... haha... Turns out he loves to read too, so I was very upset when I got through my two books within two days! So this time, I think I have plenty!

Anyway, probably won't get a chance to write before we leave. Please pray for safe travels and I will have lots of pictures for when we return!


Oh yeah... we got our bank appraisal back for our house. It appraised for 12K more than we purchased it for. We are so excited. We really got a great deal! More on the house when we get back from vacation!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I'm Still Here

Sorry blogging friends. I haven't had the best week this week, and frankly, I didn't think publishing my work/friend woes would make things much better. And, I knew that if I did blog, they would inevitably come out... so I opted not to write for a LONG time.

About my week, without going into details, last weekend we went on a mini vacation again. We had fun, but we drank too much, things were said, and I got myself utterly upset over nothing. I wish so much that women could take care of their problems with each other like men. Seriously, they say EVERYTHING they want, and the other one just takes it. THere is no catty fighting, or hating. I envy my husband and his relationship with his friends. He is so lucky!

Then came work. I had the WORST week that I have ever had at work. I cried over work. And I've never done that before. With the details of the weekend, work, and starting my period... I have been a bubbling idiot for the last couple days.

I woke up yesterday and decided there wasn't anything I could do to change what has happened over the last week, so I just decided to DROP IT! Best idea ever because I'm feeling much better already. Oh... knowing that I'm leaving for Mexico in 6 days helps with the "feeling better" as well.

Anyway, I just wanted to touch base with everyone. Thanks for your continued support!