Friday, January 7, 2011

I didn't get the adventure gene.

Not the physical adventure gene.

Not like my niece Lindsay has (shown here with her boyfriend Gard) in Colorado


I can't blame it on age, because look what my 80 year old father and his wife did recently:

Getting ready for the Zipline!


Oh yes, I kid you not. 


I even went through a period of time when I was growing up thinking I must have been adopted.
I'm definitely related to Téa. Or maybe I just feel a kinship with her style.

13 comments:

darlene said...

That picture of your dad is priceless! What a story to tell his great grandchildren!

Karen Mortensen said...

I'm with you and Tea on this one. I don't have it either.

Scrapally said...

I don't have it either. I don't think we are an elite club~at least I hope not. My in laws went parasailing once...I couldn't believe it...they are 79 now but it was only a few years ago.

Lisa said...

Every person has their own idea of what adventure means to them. As far as I'm concerned ADVENTURES WITH GRANDMA HONEY is what LIFE is MEANT TO BE! You have the life that people envy & want!

The video is priceless! Those kids are getting so big & are SO CUTE!!!

Dad and Susan said...

Tea had a lot less fright and terror than I did--maybe she's got it right! The snow--I do well to sit in the lodge and watch all the people "out there." It takes all kinds. Interesting blog. Frightening to see those close up pictures of the zip lining again. Love, Dad and Susan

Sue said...

Yep, I take the Tea road myself...

;)

Stephanie Cozzens said...

I used to do risky things until I had kids and figured they needed their mom to be safe.

When I'm 80, I hope I'm doing ziplines, too!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your Dad is my hero! He definitely is an example of how to live young! I must say though, I relate more to Tea!

Eileen said...

Oh, I'm not adventurous at all either! In fact Tea is more adventurous than I!
I showed Ray this post and he said, "Oh, I want to try that!" (the zip-line). Your Dad looks great and they really look like they are enjoying it! Fun!

Tomorrow we try the Chinese Sundaes, I'll let you know how it goes. I know I'm looking forward to it!
Love,
Eileen
PS ~ Yes, I walk Jayden to school (I walked my kids too back in the day), I don't drive, I've never had a need of a license in the city with buses on every corner and so many stores in walking distance, but if we move down south it will be a different story. Jayden's school is six blocks away from our house, not a long walk at all (although in bad weather it seems like a long walk!).

grandmapeg said...

I don't have the "adventure gene" either. The zip lines scare me, but at least your dad and Susan had fun. I like to have my feet on the ground!! Your twins are growing too fast!

Richard said...

I don't think Lindsay got the adventure gene either. It must be something else. Probably like the unseen force that prompted me to compliment Wendy on the pot pies she warmed up for dinner when we were dating...now when I ask for something fancier, like a Costco lasagna, she reminds me of my simpler tastes way back when.

Robin said...

No ziplines for me !! Not at any age !! I even hate to fly !! Especially now that they pat your body down !! The twins are so cute !! Was that a drum roll being played for Tea's jump? lol

lindsay lark said...

I don't think I got the adventure gene either. Gard just says that I'm "adventurous under coersion" which is probably a little more acurate.