Raw adventures in Idaho

October 23rd, 2011

This was a day of adventures. Yay!

I woke up at 8 a.m. Wrote my blog. Anthony and “Joe” woke up fairly early as well. We all get ready to take off for our journey. We were going south into the high desert to soak in some hot springs and do some sight seeing. We loaded up the car with food. I made a 14 banana smoothie to take and then made 64 oz. of fresh squeezed oj blended with 5 mango’s and drank that up right before we left.

On our way out of town we stopped at “Fred Meyers” and got some more food. Then we stopped at the Mexican market to see if they had cherimoya’s. Which they didn’t but we got 3 avocado’s. The last stop was at a friend of mines house to pick some grapes. We got a massive amount and they are so yummy!

Then we were off! We drove 40 miles and stopped in a town called Mountain Home to see my brother and his family. It was short but fun visit. My nephews are the cutest things ever. I ate an avocado right before we left there. I gave me a slight headache and I felt sort of yucky. Ok then…my body still doesn’t like avocado’s.

We then drove to a place called Malad gorge by Wendell, Idaho. It is a beautiful canyon. This is when the adventures really started. I drank 32 0z. of my banana smoothie while we were looking around. Then Anthony started climbing down the canyon and I thought that was a brilliant idea. So we all climbed down until there was no way to go any farther. We had the video camera with us and were having fun with that.

We climbed back up and there was a bridge you could go under. We went underneath and saw that there was a metal grate that you could walk on to get across the canyon. Anthony and I were thinking about trying to cross it and then Joe just started walking across until he made it to the other side. So then Anthony crossed and I tried a couple of times but I was terrified. I would look down and feel like I was going to pass out. Finally I just looked straight ahead at Anthony and then slowly walked across. I was shaking when I got to the other side but I did it! Woo hoo!

We hung out there a while longer. Walked to different parts of the canyon until I started getting hungry. We went back to the car and I drank the other half of my smoothie. It was such a beautiful warm fall day, we basked in the sun for a little bit before taking off. I called the hot springs to see how late they were open and found out that they were closed on Sunday’s. So I decided to go with plan B…which would be sightseeing only.

We drove to Twin Falls and stopped at the Snake River canyon where Evel Kneivel tried to jump with his motorcycle years and years ago…he didn’t make it. We hung out there for a while just having fun.

Then we went to Shoshone Falls, which is this incredible waterfall on the Snake River. The guys really liked that. We didn’t stay there long. It was starting to get later in the day.

Earlier I had called my friend Jenn that lives in Twin Falls and she said she was working for a corn maze but to stop by and see her. So we stopped by and visiting with Jenn, she was dressed up in a crazy purple costume and was fun to hang out with as always. I have such awesome friends! While talking to her I met a guy named John that was working the maze as well. Yay…got my introduction for the day in.

It was getting dark when we left Twin Falls. We drove 20 miles to Shoshone, Idaho so I could drive by my house and make sure the renters were taking care of the place. The house looked great and I was very pleased.

Then we had a 2 hour drive back to Boise. The drive was great. We passed by some stock farms and the smell was horrible. I was telling Joe that this is where beef comes from. This is what he is supporting when he eats meat. He said he had no idea and was really going to think about that. We had great conversations on the way home. I was talking about being poly amorous and how it has forced me to deal with my jealousy and insecurity issues. I also pointed out how through all I have learned I feel that everyone has the right to do what they want with their one life. Who am I to say they can’t have sex with other people or enjoy other peoples company. It’s their life and they get to have the experiences they want. It would be wrong for me to tell them what to do with their one short life…it’s not mine to control. I am only in charge of my own life. I had told Joe before that I didn’t care that he had another woman, I told him right after I found out about her. I don’t think he understood that I really wasn’t bothered by it at all but after this conversation I feel he really understood that I am truly supportive of him seeing other women. Go for it Joe! Have fun! Enjoy your life!

Another conversation we had on the drive home was about my dad. He passed away in March, but two years before that he had a stroke. For 2 long miserable years my dad lived in a half dead half alive state. He could barely talk and would say over and over that he wanted to die. He was couldn’t walk, talk, read and could barely feed himself. It was a horrible existence for 2 years. We talked about how my dad’s lifestyle choices of eating poorly, smoking cigarettes and drinking led to his horrible long drawn out death. I think we all learned a lot from each other on this wonderful day of adventures.

We got back to my house at around 9 p.m.. Unloaded the car and watched our video’s. I cooked up some rice and at a bunch of it. My stomach hurt really bad. I finally went to bed around 1 a.m.

Published byCrazybananalady

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  • Jeanne

    October 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm Reply

    I SO love reading your blog and look forward to each day’s post. You keep it really real!! But I still don’t get why you keep eating rice and then regretting it 🙂 ???

    • Vibrant Victoria

      October 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm Reply

      thank you Jeanne. I am quite aware of my rice problem…lol…I love how you put it. I am not sure why I keep eating it either. It’s like my one last cooked food that I refuse to give up, even though it never makes me feel good. It will be gone soon…I am getting there 🙂

  • Rachel

    October 25, 2011 at 5:08 am Reply

    I was wondering the same thing about the rice. Even though I don’t particularly care for rice myself, I understand COMPLETELY about your desire for food that does you no good. I haven’t converted to the fruitarian lifestyle yet, but I really want to. So, I keep reading your blogs and convincing myself that I can do it and I NEED to do it. It makes me feel good that a regular ole gal can do it everyday…so can I!

    • Vibrant Victoria

      October 25, 2011 at 6:02 am Reply

      yes you can do it Rachel! If I can do it anyone can do it, I am just a regular person…no super powers.

  • Jeanne

    October 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Thanks for that response. I’ve only recently gone raw (3 weeks) and am learning so much, daily, and loving how I feel. I’ve been struggling a bit with cravings etc and just today I watched a Youtube clip of Doug Graham which helped me hugely. Makes such sense that I crave the “sweetness” at night because I haven’t taken in enough carbs during the day and have indulged instead, in fattier foods – like nuts or avo’s. So a little adjusting will hopefully do the trick! Your journey is a HUGE inspiration so thanks again!

    • Vibrant Victoria

      October 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm Reply

      I am glad my journey has been able to help you Jeanne. Sounds like you are doing great! Keep up the good work 🙂

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