Cabin fever is an idiomatic term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in a small space, with nothing to do, for an extended period (as in a simple country vacation cottage during a long rain or snow).
Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, paranoia, irrational frustration with everyday objects, forgetfulness, laughter, excessive sleeping, distrust of anyone they are with, and an urge to go outside even in the rain, snow, dark or hail.
The phrase is also used humorously to indicate simple boredom from being home alone.
Are we suffering from this ‘disease?’..well it’s not really a disease per-se?..it’s all in your head..some would say?
What is the therapy for ‘disambiguation..also known as CABIN FEVER?…
One therapy for cabin fever may be as simple as getting out and interacting with nature.
..put the knitting needles down for a while..
Research has proven that even brief interactions with nature can promote improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being.
so that is what we did…we got outside in the hopes that the weather man would be wrong and the rains would hold off until our ‘therapy’ was done..
We dropped Tucker off at daycare..and we all know how much he ‘dislikes’ it there..
..some play time with his ‘peeps’..no, not this kind..
.now that our ‘big golden boy’ was happy….onwards to our dose of ‘therapy’…
first off was some ‘medication’…
Lunch at the Tomahawk Restaurant…
This eatery is located in North
Vancouver…and was highlighted on the TV show Diners, Drive Ins and Dives..
Tomahawk Restaurant was established in 1926 and from the looks of the crowds of people waiting to have a meal..it looks like it will be around for a long time to come…
our lunch was delicious..each of us having a burger…and we shared a piece of lemon meringue …
..a few miles down the road is Ambleside Park..located at the eastern end of West Vancouver where the Capilano River flows into the Burrard Inlet…
..this is a popular destination providing access to activities and facilities for all ages..there is a picnic area, playgrounds, a pitch and putt golf course, jogging trails,
..a view of Lion’s Gate Bridge..
and downtown Vancouver..
..Stanley Park…Prospect Point light house..
and Siwash Rock..and the famous Stanley Park Seawall…
and then far off in the distance is Point Atkinson..
..and as we say so long Ambleside Park…we will be back when the weather is a bit warmer..and the sun is shining..
..better pick up the ‘Golden Boy’..sure hope he had fun..
..we got him a souvenir from the Tomahawk Restaurant..now if only he would hold still long enough to take a picture..
..our dose of ‘medication’ to solve our ‘disambiguation’..has been taken…not exactly a ‘hard pill’ to swallow!..
....we all feel better now…thanks for riding along with us!!