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Sorry I wrote patches instead of lozenges.. I'm looking at a photo of this toad online...look big!
They are huge! I was walking and something moved in front of me, I lowered my flashlight and there were three, kind of crawling/half hopping along. I've never seen them before and didn't expect anything at night!
I don't think I have seen toads maybe ever!
No way! We need to get you out of Brooklyn for a little bit to do some exploring! Tadpoles are pretty cute too. I once rode a greyhound to Chicago and we stopped in Iowa to pee and get snacks. I have never seen such huge insects! I mean, massive! Did I mention that in Montana there is very little racial diversity, and I was enamored with the idea that not everyone looked like me in other parts of the country. It was amazing and I learned a lot. PS don't sit on a bus for three days.
Well, since you say there are giant insects in Iowa, I shall not be traveling to Iowa anytime soon. There is danger that I will be sitting on a bus for 5 hours let alone 3 days... :)
I am going upstate NY, which is stunning, soon, which is a reprieve. The reason I did not go earlier is because the prices of all accommodation there soared by 400%.New Yorkers couldn't fly anywhere so they all went upstate and its was all booked and expensive.. I'm lucky my friend rents the same cottage every year so they didn't screw her on the price and i can visit here there, in a couple of weeks.
I am not so big on camping and RV's. I was forced to do a lot of camping when I was young, but the really basic one, we had to build tents from army blankets, stones, ropes and rods, and eat from cans only . I was forced to take these long treks up and down some mountains, in the hot summer sun with bees and other insects flying around, to see a 'river' of a ' water fall' which, if we were lucky was a brook with some drizzle. We always camped in a 'forest', an un-lush and unappealing, affair mostly populated by pines. One time, a kid was bitten by a yellow scorpion , and had to be taken to a hospital. I hated it. scarred for life. So...no.
I would do glamping I think. But like 5 stars glamping.
Come to Brooklyn, you will see so much diversity, your head will spin.
I bet my head would spin! The place I live has kind people who are not prejudiced, but just have little experience with other cultures. I've heard our restaurants aren't authentic because the food has to be westernized for us to buy it. I always wonder how our Thai restaurant compares to others. It sounds like you had a terrible time camping. Maybe you better stick to the 5 star. I think it's something you dig or don't. My mom wasn't very outdoorsy but my older sister is. There was a company that made guidebooks for Montana trails and she was always going into the woods to explore and chart things. She was always showing me the wonders of the world around me. She is really into science and nature. She's kind of granola, as we say here. A lot of fun, but she takes her outdoors seriously. I do not. So tell me about your trip! How long will you be gone? Are you taking your cats? What's the weather like there? Are you hanging out with your friend or going it alone?
My cats are not into traveling. There will be a babysitter here with them..My friends rent a cottage, literally in a wood clearing. There is a brook behind the house, a lake not far..Its on the New York State side of the Berkshires. It's about 2.5 hours drive. The woods are beautiful everywhere you go, and the cottage is really comfi. My friend who rents the place will be there, and also a close friend of hers, which I will be driving back and forth. It will be the three of us plus...My friend has 2 dogs and a cat ( her cat loves to travel), and the other friend I'm bringing will also come with a dog. I told her to get a big tarp to cover my back seat in case this dog decides to puke on the way. So yes, there will be several animals with us.
How fun will that be?!?! It's always nice to get away for a bit. I think it's funny about preparing in case the dog pukes. Pets can be good or bad to travel with. I can't imagine traveling with a cat. Dogs can be a pain, you have to take more breaks and find places with grassy areas for them to potty. At least for my dogs, who refuse to go on pavement. I bet the lake will be nice, especially with it being so hot. You'll get to take a dip and cool off. This sounds like a ton of fun! Are you ready for some time off without smoking? I found I didn't think about it as I much as I thought I would. The morning was hard but the rest of the day was golden. I needed to get away for a few days and I admit that it was great to get away from all the news about covid and all the things our country is facing. Right now is a hard time for some of us to quit, and I think it says something about a person who can do it during these times. Im sure you'll have a great time and have some fun. I am just a tich jealous because I've always wanted to go to that area because my piano teacher lived in New York and tells great stories about it. She did mention that her apartment had roaches and it really bothered her becsuyit made her feel dirty.
Well it might be even too cold..Upstate NY is way cooler than NYC. I'm going sep 3-7 and the temp can drop a lot by then. Oh Well. Better than nothing. There are still great. things to do up there. For me, the evenings are the hardest in terms of wanting to smoke and there will be smokers there, but hopefully, I will prevail!
If I even think of a roach I get hysterical. Thankfully not in my house!!!
We don't have roaches here, I guess it's too cold. I did buy a fancy lamp from an imports store quite a few years ago and a very large insect crawled out of the box. The guy I was dating was from corpus Christi and told me it was a roach. It was so gross and very large. He lit it on fire because he said they can come up the toilet. HOLY CRAP! So glad I live here. Im sure you'll do fine with the smokers. You have a great attitude and are very realistic about the threat of addiction relapse. Plus, we are here, if you have phone service anyway. You already know the plan, to bring gum or straws or whatever it is you need to get through it. You have everything you need to succeed. I know you'll do it because you are such a source of positivity and inspiration here. You really try to connect to everyone here and that's a really nice thing.