Another day on the trails for our ‘island kids’….. 3 groups today — Thankfully, not a lot of machine troubles to deal with altho I suspect that may change on the next day or so’s rides….. 3 groups – all fun and a bit of a pain in the touchas as well….. all three tours are what I refer to as Grandma tours…. slow… slow….slow…… for me it makes the tour seems like it lasts forever — I figure it does for Jamal as well (tour guide) as he has to stop and wait for me to bring the slow ones up from the rear……. Still fun – watching folks who claim they are “comfortable” driving ATV’s and then seeing them on the trails. Kinda like my skydiving days, watching my ‘hotdog’ students [usually guys] who were all balls and brawn until that door came open…. LOL~!
3 tours – made for a fairly long day – especially rinsing the bikes off between each tour – sanitizing helmets – reloading drinking water and heading out and convincing the group you are as excited as they are about going on the tour. I’m not 100% sure I could do that every day – day in and day out and convey the excitement I know should be conveyed. For me now — mostly new to this – I can still do it easily….. after a month or so of 2 3, or 4 tours a day every day….. HMMmmm….. not so sure – so a new respect for the folks at Gecko’s Island Adventures that do it. Throwing folks out of airplanes provided it’s own brand of excitement – without a lot of effort from me…. so I just had to play on it. This – requires a bit more made up enthusiasm on my part….. I still enjoy doing it – although I can tell you without any doubt or reservation…. my old, fat worn out body is not on the same page as my brain……. 😉
A ‘day off’ tomorrow – to relax and let my body rest a little bit. Also get to spend some time with my Queen and get caught up on some episodes of SUITS. We have a very small, very informal Thanksgiving meal planned and looking forward to sleeping in, enjoying the day and each others company and not doing anything we don’t feel like doing.
We’re getting into the time of year that is most “painful” for us, as families start planning get togethers and enjoying the joyfulness of being together during the holidays while we are perched on our little rock here in the middle of the Caribbean. Awww… right ? There are perks to this life style and there is some ‘pain’ to this lifestyle – the secret, for us, anyway, is to find the right balance. For now though, we are working our way through it…… good and bad…… I hope for whomever is reading this – that you get to spend the day (or at least some time) with the people you love and regardless of what is going on – give thanks that you still can spend time with people you want to be around, the people who do the jobs that let the rest of enjoy our freedoms and privilege’s, or whatever it is you find your self being thankful for. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving~!
Good Night Ya’ll~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Thankx for stopping in~!