We hiked today, my mom and I (and a small group of dance people I don’t know very well, and my mom didn’t know at all).
It was faster than my mom and I wanted to be hiking, leaving us almost no time to look at anything other than the be-knotted ground at our feet (to keep from falling), so we didn’t exactly like that part.
But it was still a nice activity, and the few times that we did purposefully stop to look around were great.
We found the cave where Ayla must have stayed when she visited the continent…
(And a closer view… I didn’t want to get too close and bother the spirits guarding it…)
… and Rafiki’s tree(!)…
… and lots of other great bits of water and wild-life.
Totally great, right?
And then, to finish out the day, we all converged from our various activities – not everyone is up for hiking, as we all know, so there were other outdoor activities for the afternoon – to watch the sun set from a balcony at a fancy brewery that overlooks a lake.
It was beautiful.
It all was great, and it was especially lovely that this was part of a dance event – doing something outside of the dance hall / hotel / ballroom for once, and enjoying the fabulous weather together, and just being people who share a passion yet are not overtaken by it (that is, we can go do something else from time to time, and enjoy the something else together, too).
So, yeah… good day today… good weekend overall…
Despite that panicked anger that sprung up on me when I thought the beginner dancers were supposed to be considered to be of my level. 😛
(I admit that I grew very judgy and angry in those moments of misinformation…)
But, yeah, it was a good weekend, and the first time my mom tied in to a dance event’s events with me – and that was really cool. 🙂
P.S. Ayla is from the Earth’s Children books, and Rafiki is from “The Lion King”.