Monday, August 28, 2006

The Type A New Yorker's Guide to Doing a Resort Town

  1. Wake up, fuel up on black coffee and delicious whole grain toast with apricot-cherry jam.
  2. Hustle on over to the Bungee-Trampoline to be first on line, and then go jumping.
  3. Skeedaddle over to the Luge and take a couple of trips up and down in a little cart with a steering wheel.
  4. Then walk up a long hiking trail to the "Acrobranche" station, train to use caribiners and bungee cords to secure yourself to a ropes course and a zip line and then proceed to plow through the ropes course and zip down the zip line - twice.
  5. Realize it's nearly four o'clock in the afternoon, and that you're absolutely starving, and race off to a pizzeria in the pedestrian village.
  6. Order vegetarian pizza, send it back when you realize that you have received pizza with vegetables on top of pepperoni, receive the proper pizza, eat it quickly.
  7. Race back up to the Gondola to take a trip to the mountain summit (the Gondola closes at 5 p.m., after all).
  8. Stay on the Gondola for the trip down the mountain to get back in time to try your hand at scaling a wall on the outdoor climbing tower. When your arms are trembling from overuse (should have put more leg muscle into it), realize that it is time to go back to the hotel to...
  9. Do your yoga practice at the pool (full primary, with drop backs) while your kids splash and play and the Husband lifts weights in the fitness center.
  10. Somehow manage to do said practice while talking to nice folks from Toronto and Teaneck, New Jersey.
  11. Head upstairs to change for supper. Make sure to include a nice glass of Cabernet with that supper.
  12. Walk home.
  13. Blog.
  14. Pray for sun tomorrow so that we can get up and hit the Escalade (actual rock climbing, which is a three hour excursion), hike up the mountain to a Double Black Diamond Trail and then back down (Brian's request), make it back in time to take a fishing boat out onto the lake and still...practice...?
There is so much to do here. And only five more days in which to do it. The kids and Husband would like to go on a rafting trip. But I sooooo soooo don't wanna. I believe that will be my horseback riding day. Or at least I hope so.

My practice outside by the pool was really good. And despite that it "feels" like I am making progress in Supta K, the Husband told me my hands are still 10 inches away from each other. I am now itching to get back to Shala X, to the only teacher who has ever been able to put my hands together in that egregious posture. I hope, I hope, I hope that after my upcoming re-reconstructive surgery in October, all of these binding postures get easier....October 11...I cannot WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish I could put some photos up of our adventures today. Unfortunately, my laptop's battery is about to die, and the AC cord is all screwed up - exposed wires and all - so I can't recharge. Uploading photos takes a lot of time...thus... unfortunately, it will have to wait until I can get home, unless by some miracle, my AC cord decides to stop misbehaving.

YC

2 comments:

vanessa g. said...

Hi-- mom told me to stop by and look at some gorgeous pix of my nephews.
She was right, they are so cute and BIG.
You look great too.
Love-- YC's little sis
PS: We got into contract for our apt. sale today!

Anonymous said...

sounds like you're having an amazing time, but don't forget to try the beaver tails! They're the best with the maple topping. Your kids will LOVE them.
sharon

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