Its day 3 bitches!!!! How did I start the day?? By waking up at 330a again because I had to pee but this time I said “Screw this. Im holding it.” and went back to sleep. 530a hit and my bladder was like “Naw heffa its time to MOVE or you are going to be laying in a big ass wet spot.” So my official wake up time was 530a. What do you do at 530a besides pee?? You write. Or at least thats what I do. I woke up and let my words take over. God thats such an amazing feeling. Waking up with no responsibility to any one else and letting your words shape a story to be told. God I wish I could do this for a living… One day I will be able to. UNTIL THEN Im going to live this vacation life to MAX and tell you all about it.
Alright so back to day 3. Chip woke about an hour later and we got the day started with coffee, Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation and a many dance breaks. I fluffed my hair, put on a pair of shorts (that are now a tad snug…oops) and t-shirt and said “IM READY” Alright day 1 was drag bingo. Day 2 was 48 oz of margarita and roller skating. How could we possibly top all of that awesomeness??? ZIPLINE ADVENTURES thats how!!!! WE could have walked to the place because it was just that close to their house but we were being lazy asses and drove the 1 minute and 30 seconds to get there. HAHAHA!!! The weather wasn’t looking too bleak. It was cloudy and at times there was drizzle but thats about it. We met our zip guides and the rest of the people in our group. A mother and daughter duo and then a father and son duo completed our group of 6. We had to introduce ourselves and tell something interesting. Now you all know that I can be slightly judgmental and 97% of the time my instincts are SPOT ON. Well the mom in the group look sour as hell. She didn’t smile and she was so GOSH DAMN MONOTONE!!! I already knew she was going to get on my nerves just by opening her mouth and hot damn she did NOT disappoint. The father and son were cool. Me and Chip were the crazy ones. We were the two cracking up at everything and making dirty jokes because damn it thats just how we roll.
So we get briefed and then we all pile into the van that takes us to a boat that takes us to zip island or at least I think thats what it was called. We get to zip island and they walk us through getting geared up. They told us that it was like 15 pounds of gear that we were trekking in. Thats cool with me. They supplied us with all the water in the world and we were SET!
There were like 5 lines that we zipped down and they were all AMAZING!!! The views of Lake Travis were out of this world!!! I laughed NONSTOP!!! Chips shrieking during take offs had me in tears. He CAME IN LIKE A WRREEEEEEKING BAAAAALLLLLLLL! We were out there for like 3 hours. I wish I could post the video footage but I didn’t pay for the upgraded WordPress package. HAHA!!! So you guys just get pics of my goofy faces and some of the views.
Oh and it was hard as hell getting that little orange hat over my hair!!! Anyway we zipped and zipped and hiked and zipped. I Couldn’t have asked for a better ending to my Austin adventure. After that adventure I changed and then headed out to my parents house in Arlington. Thats like a 3 hour drive BUT I had to get one last snow cone before hitting the road. I made it to Sweet Carolines and IT WAS CLOSED!!! **clutch the pearls** CLOSED Y’ALL!! So then of course I went on google to find another place that could possibly be just as good. I drove around for 30 minutes and found NOTHING!!! So I stopped and grabbed a fast breakfast and then hit 35 North!!! I was making excellent time until I hit Waco. Then I pulled over and googled “Shaved ice” Found a place and tacked an extra 20 minutes on because it was a little out of the way BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! I got back on 35 with my GIANT cup of artificially flavored ice and was then stuck in STAND STILL TRAFFIC for over an hour!!!! Well shit on a stick!!!! N.E.R.D “lemon” and Outkast on Pandora radio kept me going. I sang and rapped NON STOP!!! Finally when traffic started moving I put the pedal to the medal and cruised all the way to Arlington. I then proceeded to sort of unpack, shower, chit chat for 5 minutes and then crash before 8p. Body SHUT THE HELL DOWN!!! BWHAHAHAHA!!!
Day three was a day of release. There is nothing like flying 30 miles an hour down a wire over a beautiful lake. Its like letting go of all of the bullshit that surrounds you daily and just letting God hold you suspended in mid air. Its freaking FREEING!!!! You can’t help but to smile!!! Day 3 was a reminder to just let go sometimes. Be free. Let the wind and sunshine smack you in the face and ENJOY IT!!! Let Mother Earth recharge you!!! And that is EXACTLY what day 3 did for me.