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#900: Go rafting

Had I known that because of the low water level in the Delaware River that it would take 8 hours to raft 12 miles (with 2 stops to rest), I probably wouldn’t have gone on the trip.

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Posted by on June 26, 2016 in Nature

 

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#829: Hike to the top of Bear Mountain

A strenuous hike to me is one that makes you short of breath for a minute or two while you navigate repeating stone steps, or a slight incline on the trail.

Yesterday’s hike involved scaling a sheath of rock that was mostly smooth except for a few grooves your feet were somehow supposed to find while you tried not to think about what would happen if you missed one and slid to your death.

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Posted by on October 11, 2015 in Nature

 

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#806: Camp in New York

There are some things that cannot be bad.

Camping?  Could be bad if the place is bad.

New York?  Could be bad if you’re in a bad mood.

Camping in New York?  Could be bad if you don’t own camping gear.

Camping in New York at Malouf’s Mountain, however, is just one of those things that cannot be bad.

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Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Nature

 

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#798: Visit a bioluminescent bay

The words to describe this experience don’t exist.

If I had to grasp blindly at ones that do, I’d probably touch briefly upon magical, and spectacular, and incredible.

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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Nature

 

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#791: Kill a fly

Not that every expression or idiom has to be completely based in reality, but–whoever came up with, “She wouldn’t hurt a fly,” has never had a fly stuck in her house for 3 weeks.

When I came back from California, I found the fly in my apartment; whether he flew in with me or got in while I was gone was unclear. It didn’t matter, really.  The important part was he was here, and I couldn’t get him to leave.

At first, I thought of him as a sort of omen, because when I got back from my trip was around the same time I started feeling like things were deteriorating with a guy I’d just begun dating.  It’s a sign! I thought.  Something wasn’t quite right, and this fly was here to never let me forget it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Nature

 

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#703: Queens County Farm Museum

City kids in the country–can it get more clichéd than that?  Probably.

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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Nature

 

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#694: Go to Bear Mountain

As we were about to enter the bar for a birthday party, my friend said, “Tonight could be the night you meet the guy you’re going to marry.”

Then we walked in and discovered the bar was taken over by the New York Gay Football League.

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Posted by on September 21, 2014 in Nature

 

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