6. Play and Laugh like a Kid
Whenever I go on a cruise, the one thing I tell my travel mates is that at some time on the cruise, I want to do something that makes me laugh like a kid. That means doing something that is so fun that you actually giggle like when you were a child. The very first cruise I took, I felt that way as I sat on a rented banana boat that was being pulled behind a Sea Doo. I was laughing so hard that I could barely hold on as the inflated banana flew across the water bouncing back and forth. As we finished, I realized that I had gone back in time to my youth, to a simple time of fun and laughter…mission accomplished.
Children have no boundaries, no inhibitions. Sometimes as adults it would do us all good to go back to that feeling of pure joy and fun.
This week’s pictorial is about kids as well as adults having fun and enjoying life here in our back yard of California.
Sometimes it is the simplest things liking getting airborne on a swing at the beach, or riding a carousel, enjoying a Ferris Wheel, or any beach activity should do the trick. Surfing, as an example can be enjoyed by all ages and with 840 miles of coastline, I think you can find a beach.
California has so many things to do to bring back your inner child. The obvious attractions are Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Legoland , etc. but what about your local carnivals, or arcades such as they have in Newport Harbor or Belmont Park in Mission Beach.
If anything else this year, try to find something that gives you the same joy and excitement that a kid would have. Laugh and giggle out loud…it does the soul good.
These kids were laughing and enjoying themselves all afternoon. I know this shot makes them looked bored but believe me they weren’t. (faces blurred intentionally) On the dock across from Coronado, San Diego.
Photos and story: Debbie Colwell