Life is short, so stand on a mountain top.

Dallas, Texas
November 5, 2015 8:44am CST
Get all you can out of your life. I have determined that those who get the most of life are willing to go higher than others, up to the summit of a hill or a mountain or take a ride on an elevator to the uppermost levels where the observation decks are located. I like looking at pictures and videos of the Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo, Japan. I have been told by some who have actually gone up inside the Twin Towers in New York, prior to the 9/11 event. When you are up there, in a high place, it is so easy to see just what a grand vista there is below in full view. Looking at things this way is exactly how people see things who are motivated to climb to the top and reach higher goals in life. But what of those like myself, who get vertigo when going up to a high place? I guess we like both feet on the ground, but do like to look up, through the eyes of one who has been up there, looking across the great vastness that we call our home. I still enjoy the YouTube videos that show other people going places far and wide. I live vicariously there from the comfort of my easy chair with a cup of hot tea in one hand and my other hand holding on the remote.
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@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
5 Nov 15
lol I guess I would rather just do the traveling myself and I do.
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• Dallas, Texas
5 Nov 15
I was offered a trip to Paris on a cruise ship with my wife by my step son. The value of the package deal was about 4 thousand some odd dollars. We passed on the invitation because of my wife's health and for me I would never fly or go on a cruise ship. I guess I am just inexperienced but since my wife has health issues it would have not worked out my going solo.
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@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
6 Nov 15
@lookatdesktop I am sorry about your wife's health, I love cruising it is one of the most relaxing vacations in the world.
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@LadyDuck (157445)
• Switzerland
5 Nov 15
I also suffer of vertigo and the worse idea I had it was to go on top of the Empire State Building. I not only suffer of vertigo, but also of claustrophobia, so you can imagine my trip up closed into the lift.
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• Dallas, Texas
5 Nov 15
I also have had panic attacks inside a stuck elevator when crowded with over 15 people. Good thing the elevator was up and running within a minute or two or I would have had a full blown panic attack.
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@just4him (117058)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Nov 15
Looking at those vistas through someone else's lens is as good as it will get for me. I need both feet on the ground.
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