Adventure & Risk?

  1. OK, turn off your Nurse's (or Parent's) Danger Meter for a few minutes and tell us what kind of activity you've always secretly wanted to try, but felt that it was too dangerous, too risky, or physically impossible due to your body morphology and/or physical limitations.

    For some, it'll be extreme skiing. For others, it'll be buying 10 Lotto tickets.

    Tell us, what's yours?


    Mine?

    Always wanted to try hang-gliding!

    Last edit by UM Review RN on Apr 2, '05
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Always wanted to ride motorcycles (especially Harleys). This past summer, finally started doing it.
  4. by   madwife2002
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Always wanted to ride motorcycles (especially Harleys). This past summer, finally started doing it.
    I have always wanted to ride on a motorbike, or even on the back of one!
    I once had a date where he was supposed to pick me up on his bike but he didnt turn up on time and not wanting to appear stupid I got on a bus and left. Of course when I looked out of the buses back window after it had moved off, he arrived
    Never had a motorbike offer since :chuckle
  5. by   KRVRN
    I've always wanted to stroll down a marketplace in the poor part of a thrid world country in Africa and sample all the foods being sold at the little mom and pop corner stands. And then wash it down with whatever the local drink is.

    In reality I'm too "nurse" to even sample the food or local drinks in the nicer areas of Mexico.
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    There are several things I would try if I had any cojones (or merely if I weren't 46 and fluffy):

    Hang gliding

    Parasailing (well, I'm still planning on doing this for my 50th birthday)

    Hot air ballooning

    Parachuting

    (Have you noticed yet that I'm fascinated with flying? Too bad I'm scared of heights..........)
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    I've always wanted to learn to fly.

    Hang gliding and parasailing sound good too.

    What I really want to do is become a missionary nurse . .. . helping people without bureaucracy. Can you do that in America???

    steph
  8. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from stevielynn
    I've always wanted to learn to fly.

    Hang gliding and parasailing sound good too.

    What I really want to do is become a missionary nurse . .. . helping people without bureaucracy. Can you do that in America???

    steph
    wow steph, me too.....lately i've been thinking about missionary nsg but in 3rd world countries, noting however, that there is too much bureaucracy. but someday, when kids are grown, it is something i am seriously contemplating.
  9. by   NursesRmofun
    hangliding and putting more than $100 worth of chips on one hand of blackjack.
  10. by   dianah
    Hike the John Muir Trail. Or the Natchez Trace. I know, I know, not a high thrill factor cf a lot of other things. But I would feel I'd accomplished something important to me.

    Marla, there's a company near Carlsbad that rents "rides" on board, say, a couple of WWII fighter planes in a (staged) dogfight. Or a couple of biplanes in a (staged) dogfight. No flying experience necessary. Only about $400. Howzat for a thrill?? www.barnstorming.com

    A friend at church went skydiving for his 40th birthday. A company near Temecula takes ppl up to sky-dive while strapped to an experienced diver. You get a little instruction but it's all the thrill without the long hours of training. They'll make you a commemorative videotape, too ---- from boarding the jump plane ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the way down to the landing!!!

    I could/would NEVER do anything like that!!

    Years ago dh and I tried hang-gliding w/friends who started us on some dunes near the beach. It was fun (but I didn't get up really high, and I don't know if I would do it now).
  11. by   Twinkie1
    NASCAR Driver
    I would love to put the metal to the pedal ! ZOOOOM!
    When I was a teenager - young adult
    I drove a fast 71 convertible mustang ( Dad's car) and a 78 Camero !
    They don't make cars like that any more!

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