sharp1 write: Bonnie your honeymoon sounds like a nightmare! lol You must have really loved him! :-))
No kidding. I'd take the 14 days in the Himalayas anytime but I don't know if I'd be hip to one of my ex's being along for the whole ride. Must have been very interesting!
I'll second that!! (CP's remark about the ex)
That's one of the many things I would love to do: go on one of those trekking trips in the Himalayas. Without the same mishaps you had though Bonnie - lol.
A colleague of mine did that fairly recently and she said it was fabulous and very well-organised. It was a "cushy" kind of trek - the organisers would set up camp for them ahead of time wherever they had to stop for the night and cook delicious fresh meals at every stop. They had to get up at dawn every day and got to see the sunrise. She loved it. My kinda trek... lol
He was not an ex just an old buddie boyfriend..who is still a great friend today and would come and drive me all over the US leaving his wife behind ..guess he has always been an admirer...Im lucky to have buddies like him..he was going to come this month to see me on his business trip.
Well, it was a memorable honeymoon alright but I swear I will never hike the Himalayas again unless I have my own portable toilet with me...and my own chef..lol
My honeymoon was spent in the HImalayas with my husband and an old boyfriend together on a 14 day trek..our luggage was lost for 4 days and we had to live off my 6ft tall friend's meagre wardrobe swimming in his huge jumper..we shared the same sleeping bag (husband and I ) but was in the same room or barn or camp everywhere with friend too..no baths , no change of clothes, no proper toilet facilities, basic food and 6000 ft above sea level at minus zero temperature , with nose bleeds and running out of toilet roll since we need it for both ends of our bodies...I was in tears every night and was told that it was the baptism of fire for me before we start our life in cold miserable UK...trekked more than 10 hours a day...and I had always wanted to be in Hawaii for my honeymoon..I looked a miserable sight in all our honeymoon pics...a wonder how we lasted 20 years after that trek...love is ironic..
sixfeetwtc write: Alpensnow, you look like a Munro Bagger!
I'm not sure if that comment was meant to be an insult or not... I'll assume it wasn't and admit to having wandered up a few Scottish hills. Regardless, it's a healthier pastime than spending the weekend parked on the couch in front of the TV watching football!
When I read the title of this thread "Action & Adventure" I expected the subject to be exciting things people had done and where. Like a 2 day white water raft trip down the Thompson/Fraser Rivers in British Columbia.
Galloping across the sandy beaches and through the waves of Costa Rica just like in the movies! lol
Taking a small boat ride down the Dalyan River to see the Lychian Caves and your guide hires a Gypsy troop to board and entertain for awhile.
Can't say, it's private. :-)) It was somewhere around Grayton Beach in FL...
On another note...Alpine I know a couple of rock climbers. One had her picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated a couple of years ago. I have a fear of heights that I challenged and lost ... something in my subconsious just wouldn't make my legs stop trembling! lol Had no problem falling backwards to be belayed down. Strictly the going up part.
These books might interest you. "A Test of Will" by Warren MacDonald ... lost both his legs at the thigh and went on to climb Mt Kilimanjaro (sp?); also, "Between A Rock & A Hard Place" by Aaron Ralston ... he was rock climbing alone, caught his arm...took him 6 days to free himself in a very unpleasant manner shall we say.