While there are ‘bigger’ women here in Japan, there are not so many. In Canada it was so refreshing to see women of every possible shape and size, and COMFORTABLE WITH IT.
We went to a waterslide park, and I was surrounded by women who quite honestly, don’t give a shit! It was liberating.
I was also, possibly the only woman in Canada this summer without a tattoo. Liza repeatedly ‘encouraged’ me to get one, but it just isn’t going to fly here. the nose piercing was the most I thought I could get away with.
The Man LOVES it! He said, and I quote, ” It’s not horrible!” Which is high praise indeed over here.
I don’t know that we have anything to compare to the waterslide park we went to.
We all had the most brilliant day, the weather was perfect, the park wasn’t too crowded, enough people for a great atmosphere but no long lines.
All unsealed bottles of liquid were dumped at the entrance by a guy who seemed to have smoked quite a bit of B.C’s finest. Which was a good thing really, you don’t want loads of drunk adults around on these potentially dangerous rides with young kids.
I mentioned on the other blog that there was a ride. ” Valley of Fear” which 3 of the kids went on.
Jeez just looking filled me with fear and the headline ” Family Vacation Ends In Tragedy’ ( which became a common theme of the holiday).
I am still flabbergasted that Kev would go on this, he wont even ride the Mickey Mouse rollercoaster at the park near our house ( where Sunshine is currently working).
It terrified him into having a newfound appreciation for life and all those in his.
He got off and promptly hugged his sister,
Personally I stuck to a swirly -round in a rubber dinghy type ride and took a lot of flack for it, but I was happy.
My days of tempting fate with danger are long gone. I once did a parachute jump, I have nothing left to prove.
I thought I'd tell more of our adventures, but Kev is suddenly realising that doing his homework before we went might have been a good idea, and it isn’t going down well!!
Let’s focus on happier times.