Thank goodness for menfolk. Remember how I said earlier that my day would consist of chainsawing and clearing all the trees that fell over because of our storm? Not so much. Instead, the guys took care of everything and left me to my own devices! I managed to get some work done and then we spent the afternoon exploring. Hubs has become my quad-bike chauffeur, and let's just say he doesn't hate it:
We drove around our neighbor's property until we got to the lake--the one I've been running around all week. MUCH more fun to drive down in the quad than to run. Just saying. We hopped in and the water was so refreshing. I managed to get about 30 minutes of actual swimming in, followed by 45 minutes of floating and chatting. Can you guess which one was more relaxing?
After the lake, one more adventure: spelunking. Yes, spelunking. What?
Note: its really hard to "smile for the camera" when you're in a completely pitch black cave. We had to get down on our hands and knees and crawl for a bit---I didn't really know what I was getting into! I signed up for the "oh, a cave? Cool, let's peek inside tour"....NOT the get muddy crawling on the floor in the dark tour.
Don't worry guys, I made it out alive:
Next time I'll remember to: not wear a wet bikini (it was FREEZING in the cave!) and also maybe not wear flip-flops. Can you tell I wasn't prepared at all?
A handful of blackberries off the bush and a short ride later, we were home. The power is still out, but we have the generator working in short bursts so the fridge stays cold and we can charge our laptops. (Priorities, obviously). Luckily, the best afternoon pick-me-up needs no refrigeration:
OH YES. Ring pop goodness. Apparently now they come in sugar-free which just means that they're basically super healthy and will make you lose weight just looking at it. I promise. Plus, you can feel like a princess with a half pound diamond ring. Totally worth 50 cents from Wal-Mart.
Have you ever explored caves?
So scary! Whenever I go somewhere completely dark I get really scared. I've seen enough movies to know that when you go in a cave, bad things happen!
When you were little, did you wear a ring pop and pretend you were married/engaged?
You don't even have to answer that one. OBVIOUSLY the answer is yes. I'm only a little embarrassed that I still do this!