Monday, July 30, 2007

Front row bad, back row good

There are times when being in the front row, or front of the line is a plus...

-At your favourite Comedy Show.
-At your favourite Singers concert.
-When buying tickets.
-At a Boxing Day Sale.
-In a school Cafeteria.
On a roller coaster.
...and so on...

But there are indeed times when it's not such a great thing...

-At an Insult Comic's show.
-At Church (no chance of grabbing a few zzzzzzz)
-At the Movies on a 'first date' (Back Row manditory!)
Or...
-on the Saut Moutons. (Rapids Jet Boat)
...that is unless you're REALLY thirsty and want to see what is was like to be one of the not so lucky ones on the Titanic! :-)

As today's Quote of the day might have already lead you to believe... we went on the Saut Moutons today...

I'm glad to say I did it, along with Didier, and our friends Joel and Philippe from Toulouse. We took the tour from the Old Port of Montreal... And went upstream along the St Lawrence til we arrived at the Lachine Rapids. We were 'lucky' to get the front row of the boat.

...I say 'Lucky' because I would only consider it lucky if you had just come out of the Sahara Desert and REALLY needed a 30 minute long drink of questionably clean St-Lawrence Sea-way water.

This was BEFORE the rapids... notice the NATURAL smiles...


This was AFTER the rapids... notice the smiles now...

Ok, SURE, the ride was exciting, exhilarating even, and from the few minutes we could actually see anything out there... (Trust me you spend a lot of your time with eyes closed, nose pinched shot and holding your breath, as wave after forceful wave of water pummels you in your seat.

There might be some of you out there that say "Well what did you expect?" ... Well I didn't expect to be that dowsed. I DID expect to get to see more of what we were doing... It's like someone that keeps their eyes closed on a roller coaster... what's the point? I think they should really consider 2 things Seat Belts and Scuba Masks. The former because when the thrust the boat into a level 3 rapid on a side angle you get forcefully thrust off to the side, pushing the person next to you, pushing the person next to them and so on, and the person at the end is crammed against the side. The later because as I said you spend all the time you're actually 'shooting' the rapids with your eyes closed.

And then again I'm not sure that I'd still have enjoyed myself all that much because if there's something I hate more, it's having my head underwater... and even though you're on a boat, your head is often 'under water'

On the massive PLUS side of the ride, you get some absolutely SPECTACULAR views of the City!





Will I do it again? Hell no!
Am I glad I did it? Hell yes!

My one suggestion..... if you go, take a seat in the back 1/2 of the boat...

This really deserved an ice cream... don't you agree?


17 comments:

Maria said...

OMG that sounds like sooooo much fun!

I have wanted to do it for so long and bring the kids but I have been afraid of loosing one of them and seeing as they are MY kids I have invested way too much time, money and "pushing" to getting them here. Now after your explanation don't think I will be bringing them anytime soon.

Glad you had a grand ole' time!

TICKLEBEAR said...

@ maria:

think of all the money you'd be saving......
:D~
(i know, shame on me for saying soomething like that. just being practical here...)
HUGZ

Misster Kitty said...

Yea...

$60 PER PERSON!

TICKLEBEAR said...

that's short term.
i was considering more on the mid & long term basis...
:D~

Maria said...

not nice Ticklebear!

I am assuming that you are ONLY kiddin' though.

TICKLEBEAR said...

well, almost....
:D~
was only thinking of your financial future.
you, of course, would have other considerations in that matter...
:)~
HUGZ

TICKLEBEAR said...

@ maria
if i put a smily such as
":D~"
it should be construed as "funny"
just so you know & rest assure about my character...
i'm not especially fond of children, but sickness or violence toward children makes me wanna kill...
long story!!...
i wish them no harm,
just don't care to surround myself with them.
unfortunately, kids usually respond well & like me...
go figure...
:)~

Maria said...

kids and animals know good people and tend to hang around them.

So you may not like them but they likey you so consider yourself blessed.

BTW, Just for the record I know what a smiley face is!! Have a great day!

TICKLEBEAR said...

maria,
if you felt offended in some way,
(& it seems so...),
it was so VERY far from any intention of mine...
i guess virtual reality does not convey either the subtleties of humor nor the tone of voice, casting the wrong shade on one's character...
as we don't know each other,
you may think the worst of me...
so be it...
but since it is shawn's space,
i'll leave it at that.
just know i wouldn't want you to be in bad spirits...
HUGZ...STILL

Maria said...

oh no no no I was not offended in any way - really. And you said it you can't see the person's tone on these damn spaces so don't worry about it no harm done...

By the way, I am NEVER in bad spirits!!

Have a good night!

TICKLEBEAR said...

well,
i'll certainly have a better night than i had "a great day"....
;)~

Maria said...

smile & be happy - thats what life's all about!

TICKLEBEAR said...

oh! i'm smilin'! i am smiling!!!
:)~

Misster Kitty said...

Feel the Lurv!

Maria said...

WHEW... thought this week would NEVER end!!

Going away for a few days to celebrate the BIG anniversary.

Will be back next week!

Everyone behave while I am away!

TICKLEBEAR said...

big anniversary???
someone's getting a porshe???
:D~

Maria said...

already got one of those.

working up to a ferrari now, gonna have to work a few more years for that though... maybe 60 or so.

Leaving tomorrow.