Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In the Wild

SO THIS PAST weekend my boyf and I were lucky to visit our friends who work at a B&B in the Midlands. Usually when we go away it's to my family's place down the coast so I was super excited to go somewhere new. It's the same distance to the Midlands but a whole other world compared to the coast. The first afternoon we were there all we could hear were cows moo'ing from across the river. What was more disturbing were the (possibly sex) noises and grunts we heard at nighttime.

BUT IT'S BEAUTIFULLY calm out there; and when I say out there, I truly mean out there. When we drove to the restaurant, despite it only being a ten minute drive, I felt like I was a million miles from any form of civilisation or protection. See my paranoia is not unfounded; the previous week my friend's neighbours were killed by robbers who didn't steal anything. So I was feeling a little on edge and to see no lights anywhere near can make a woman become a little girl again.

I DID FEEL like Xena Princess Warrior when we went to shoot some arrows at a target. I've never done archery and it's surprisingly easy to shoot but not so easy to get in on target. A fist pump did occur every time I got anywhere near the middle but the boys still whipped my ass with the points. But man do boys look hot shooting arrows!

WE WERE ONLY gone for three days but it felt like weeks since I had been to work and the weekend definately renewed our relationship. It's amazing what a few days in the wilderness can do for you.

THEN I GOT this email today about a bear attack that happened in Canada and how bystanders couldn't do anything to help the guy getting attacked. And I was just thanking my lucky stars we didn't encounter any bears. Until I saw the images of the brutal attack....

....than I kinda wished I had because I would definately take that bear home with me!


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