Anyways, back to the story...after I signed up with the group, turns out they had organized a trip for single like-minded individuals. It was to San Andres Island in Columbia.
In May 2008, I took my first solo trip. As in I didn't go with anyone I knew. I ended up making 2 good friends from that trip and we are still friends today.
I went out of my comfort zone and I am glad I did. I even went zip-lining! On our way back, we had a layover in Panama. A group of us decided to take advantage of that and visit the Panama Canal. I am glad we did because it was definitely worth seeing.
Here are some pictures from our trip.
|About to land on the Island of San Andres.|
|Our welcoming committee. We also got mamosas. Yum!|
|By the water. It was so nice. The group spent quite a few nights in the bar behind me :-)|
|We went on an excursion of the Island. Got to see a very old bat cave!|
|Look at how clear the water is. The group went snorkeling but I chose to remain on the boat. Yes I can swim but I didn't want to go in the water!|
|We all got cowboy hats prior to going out that morning. I chose to wear mine cause I thought it was funny.|
|All geared up and ready to go zip-lining...|
|The group...The 2 girls to my left are now good friends of mine.|
|Yup...that's me! I did it, I did it!|
|After we got back on land! I had such a huge grin, my friend caught a picture of it. I got such an endorphin high from it! I was ready to go again.|
|A rare white hibiscus. Local to the Island.|
|Made it to the Panama Canal|
|Me with the Canal behind me. A ship was about to cross. I was so sick from the 3-failed attempts to land the plane. EVERYONE was sick. Let's just say that flight was one for the books!|
I had a great time on my trip and if I weren't married with a kid, I would totally do another trip like it. It was so great to get out of my comfort zone because I got to do things I never thought I'd do and I met some pretty cool people.
How about you? Have you ever done something you never thought you'd do and enjoyed it? If so, do share!