Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Could have been better

In August (way back when it was warm all day long), Heather and I went hiking to celebrate our anniversary. As I wrote about before, it was an amazing hike. The final waterfall, shown here, was amazing.

However, when we got to the end destination, there were just too many people.

I admit to a bit of selfishness. I wished we had been there alone or with a few close friends. What is it that makes me want to keep all the good just for myself? Maybe it's just a desire for feeling that we were enjoying it alone - and that the starving masses were stuck in darkest suburbia. In any case, it's hard to chalk that up to anything but looking after number one.

I also admit to being spoiled. It was incredible to be there - but that wasn't enough.

What experience did you have lately with unrealistic expectations?


I Was Just Thinking.... said...

That the calories in the cannoli I consumed wouldn't count.

Marti said...

Seems like relationships can be like that - you get together with a friend and think, this is going to be great, what a privilege to spend time with this person or group, and then sometimes it isn't. Then, you find common ground with someone else where you least expect it.

Marti said...

Oh, and I meant to say: good post. Yes, I know the feeling. And it is funny how we tell all our friends about a great place and then get frustrated and we show up and there's all these people there. Maybe that's more true with places of natural beauty, than others: we want them to ourselves. Or just to share with someone we care about.

Rob said...

We're going to Lake Constance tomorrow if everything works out OK. It's our last chance for a getaway before next year and we don't want to waste it. It's either going to be really good or really bad. My expectations haven't been very high lately.

Out of college, money spent
See no future, pay no rent
All the money's gone, nowhere to go
Any jobber got the sack
Monday morning, turning back
Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go
But oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go
Oh, that magic feeling
Nowhere to go

You Never Give Me Your Money
Abbey Road