The great weekend Nov 9, 2018 8:59:44 GMT
Post by itinerantchild on Nov 9, 2018 8:59:44 GMT
The great weekend would be a weekend where you have complete freedom with no responsibilities or restraints financial or otherwise.
If you could choose exactly what you would love to do this weekend or any weekend from friday evenbing to sunday night , ( I know some of us do ) what would you get upto?
I would choose park up friday night and have a couple of very nice glasses of red or top quality cognac (brandy) then go to bed early and sleep beautifully then to wake up in the mountains surrounded by snowy peaks and amazing views next to a fresh mountain river and make coffee on a little campfire whilst watching the mountain animals doing their thing around me. After breakfast a days walking out in the fresh air with many wolf and bear sitings and a lovely lunchtime picnic and then a night under canvas in a stunning and sheltered spot at around two and a half thousand metres to enjoy everything around me,especially the most excellent sunset in the west. I would love a dry thunder storm to engulf the mountain range for a couple of hours in the evening,as to be at such a height and in such a place when a mountain storm goes through is quite exciting,scary and exhillerating.Those who have experienced one will tell you how awesome the power of it can be and how the mountainside shakes,brilliant. After the storm passes maybe another glass of cognac or two whilst reaching out and touching the stars and enjoying that great feeling of solitude.
Sunday would mean waking up to an awe inspiring sunrise and the feeling of peace then a nice climb-walk upto a peak at around three thousand metres where one can feel so insignificant as a physical presence yet huge with a spiritual presence. Take time to enjoy the panoramic view looking down over the smaller mountains where then a nice loop through yet again stunning countryside with stopping off at a mountain refuge and have a very convivial and tasty lunch with other mountain and nature lovers.
Getting back to the van late afternoon with some lovely warmth from the sun and finding a swiss chalet type bar-cafe in a great place with a big terrace and a great view of the mountains that I have just trekked on. The bar would sell the most delicious local produce at correct prices and would have cool and refreshing locally made ale on tap.
Back to the van to get clean and enjoy the fire and put my feet up with a good book,film or some chilled music and finish off the cognac.
Thinking about it,I will be doing stuff just like this in a few weeks time down in the pyranees :-)
Anyhow - what would you lovely hippies choose to do on your perfect weekend ?