October is going to be such a great month that it is over shadowing September! With things breaking down at home who wouldn’t dream about better times? October for me is going to have two big events! A trip to San Diego for a sales reward and then Big Bend!
San Diego comes first and I am excited to go with my colleague. We are going to do an Amazing Race style event for prize money. I’ve always liked that show, just wouldn’t eat anything weird. So here is my chance for a mock participation. I’m so excited!
Then comes a dream, Big Bend. I’m going with Hill Country Outdoors since I couldn’t get one family member or friend to go. We have a pre-trip meeting October 1, which is the day before I fly out to San Diego. They have currently scheduled a kayak trip on the Rio Grande, which I want to do for $59. So far, I see that there are 11 going on the Big Bend trip, maybe there are more. I’ve stalked their profiles to see that the majority are women. I’m happy with that. So I’ve probably mentioned my favorite TV show is Naked and Afraid. I know it’s just for entertainment. But to think about surviving is really cool. We live in a modern world with conveniences that we have built. It’s hard to imagine that we started with nothing and had to survive. And there could come a day where that happens again. Not to be crazy or anything, I do enjoy modern conveniences, however, there is a price to pay for it. And that price can be expensive and stressful. For a few days, I’m camping and for the record I won’t be naked. Not exactly my dream plan for visiting Big Bend, but do-able. I am a little concerned about being cold at night. I’ve discovered there is no electric hook up. So no electric heater fan…bummer! And there is a little concern about bears, so I might be a little afraid. Plenty of people camp at Big Bend, and I guess if it’s my time it is. I’d rather not get eaten by a bear though.
My plan is to rent an SUV and carry my stuff so I can escape if I need to. I plan to buy a new tent. That’s all I’ve got so far. And I really want to do the kayak trip. It says class 2 rapids, but I know that water conditions change. They are renting out two rooms at the lodge for showering. And they will be providing meals with a rotation of people participating in meal “delivery”. All stuff I’ve done with girl and boy scouts. I recently renewed my passport. Hope it gets here before the trip. We are right on the Mexico border so it’s good to have it in case there is a reason to go. So looking forward to view the beauty of the dessert, mountains and the stars at night.