A Few For “The Bucket” December 31, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Magick & Mystery.
I crossed a few items off my Bucket List in 2015. And not just mundane stuff, like traipsing through IKEA for the first (and last) time . . . real stuff which gave us a chance to explore new-to-us vistas, venues, and adventures.
At the Florida Railroad Museum, we went on a train ride . . . to nowhere. In a vintage rail car.
We chose to sit in the AIR-CONDITIONED lounge car for the hour long trip from Here to There and back again.
As the journey unfolded, we noticed an “elephant graveyard” filled with side cars that had been side-lined.
We toured the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa where Teddy Roosevelt stayed with some of his rough riders at the turn of the last century.
We wandered around Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island the day before the Gasparilla Inn and Golf Course opened for seasonal snowbirds.
The greens (and blues) invited us to linger longer.
This mission’s shady courtyard invited us in.
On our way home, we stumbled across the Hatch Gallery in Placida.
And another charming cottage gallery in Placida . . . which gave me an idea for Halloween (see below).
But before we get there . . .
Did you hear the one about the pirate, the cat, and the vulture?
Me neither! I always thought pirates preferred parrots the way gentlemen prefer blondes!
Well, if pirates can reject standard stereotypes, so can I! So I dyed my hair purple for Halloween.
So what if it looked more mauve than purple . . . I didn’t want to stop traffic!
Let’s see . . . what else? Oh, yeah . . . I won a Hula Hoop Contest.
My secret weapon? No other contestants!
And I went snow tubing. In flip flops! At a Taste of Chanukah.
After sliding down the slippery slope of snow and landing in a slush pit at the bottom, I refueled by noshing on potato knish and latkes.
We joined a Full Moon Meditation on the beach to create positive intentions and to release bad habits . . . by setting fire to them!
It’s working! Now I always know what to do . . . except when I don’t.
Aah . . . that’s better!