HEART RACIN' EXCITEMENT

HEART RACIN' EXCITEMENT

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Have you ever found yourself so excited that you couldn't sleep?
Like your tail could wag off?
Like a cork ready to burst from a champagne bottle?
Like a can of pop shaken and ready to be opened?
Mmmm ...
Look out, stand back, and be warned.
Excitability is a crazy beautiful force when it's unleashed.
Some of you know!
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By the time you read this I will be halfway on the way to an extraordinary adventure. Departure time is 5 AM this early morning.
My husband sprang the delicious news on me late yesterday;
an early birthday gift.
The weather's been checked, the skies are clear, and gear needs to be packed.
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Destination known:
+Black Elk Peak (imagine my enjoyment after yesterday's write-up.)
Black Elk is the highest summit in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains and allows for an extraordinary, panoramic view of Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, and the cliffs of the Black Elk Wilderness.
The trek is seven miles (round trip) of breathtaking "beautiful" and every time it's hiked, it grows more beautiful. This will be a double digit trip for me and a perfect way to launch into the day.
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+Jewel Cave comes next.
Talk about a plummet, drop, and contrast after Black Elk. I love even the idea of it!
I've had a desire to go "down under" for awhile so this should be an extraordinary and memorable adventure.
Jewel Cave is the third longest cave in the world boasting 200 miles of mapped passageways. The walls are lined with calcite, cave pearls, rimstone, and stalactites, and this is just a beginning.
Oh the wonders to be seen and experienced!
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+Hidden Chapel in the Hills is next.
This beautiful sacred Chapel is celebrating its 50th year and is a replica of the 850 year-old Borgund Church in Norway. The unique architecture and "out of the way" place qualifies it as aesthetically and creatively appealing.
I will likely write and desire to be alone here.
The thought is peaceful.
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And between you and me ..
A stop at the Presidential wax museum would be delightful before a final splurge at Turtle Town, which would top off our time together magnificently.
There's no better chocolate to be had in all the world than in this delicious shop. My indulgence will likely be caramel filled, with a couple new selections chosen by a complete stranger at random which I think is delicious fun. Maybe I'll intersect a new friend in the process.
Mmmm ...
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A delicious day beckons.
Some women like jewlery, chocolates, flowers, and fine gifts, and these are great if they're "part" of the package ... but I much prefer adventure, exploration, and fun!
I'll take a memory and an experience every time.
Adventure is my gift of choice ...
And now you feel my heart-racin' excitement.
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