I've decided to entitle this 'The Basket List' because I think it sounds better than 'The Bucket List' which brings to mind a big boring plastic bucket. –To me it does anyways.
Last Fall I started keeping a list of things I wanted to try in a wire-bound notebook. My best friend turned me onto this idea when she suggested that we meet in Chicago and see a taping of a final episode of Oprah. While I'm not a big fan of Oprah, the thought of spending a weekend in Chicago with my best friend is really appealing. I heard they have really good pizza there, too!
Here is item #5. I've always wanted to see Monument Valley. After reading about the new hotel in that area that is located on the Navajo nation, it was an instant add to The Basket List. Last night I made a reservation and I can't even begin to describe how happy I am to be going to this beautiful place!
Its become quite popular so we won't be going until the end of the summer. But that's okay. It will be something to look forward to. I believe this picture may have been taken from the balcony of one of the rooms.
For more info on the hotel, go here.
Another girlfriend of mine who has encouraged me to stay active this past year and a half has suggested that we take her mountain bikes out for a spin tomorrow morning. Now, I have not ridden a bike in at least 20 years.
Although we had agreed on keeping off any mountain trails, and sticking to the paved areas around the canals, I'm still
having misgivings about the whole thing. The picture to the right was my only thought. I could only picture the bike somehow speeding out of control with me on it, which of course makes no sense. However it still conjured up an image in my mind that somehow I'd be plowing through a park frantically ringing my little bicycle bell while folks darted out of the way from their picnics and Little League games.
I will be the first to admit that I have an overactive imagination.
Given the sheer amount of errands I need to run tomorrow I have had to back out of this. (Yay, all picnics along the canal are now saved!) I opted for kick-boxing instead which will place me in the vicinity of said errand running (Little Leaguers everywhere are rejoicing, I'm quite certain).
One of these errands involves the purchase of a bathroom scale. The one I had is no longer working and even the purchase of a new battery did nothing to get it to show some signs of life. Monsoon, however, has taken a liking to this scale and I will often find her perched on it like she is some high and mighty queen. I'm not sure what her strange affection is to it. I hope she won't take it too hard when it is replaced tomorrow.
It is Friday. Now I will leave you with this final message:
Have a nice weekend, all!
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