Monday, 15 August 2016
Rescuers pull a woman from her submerged car and dive to rescue her dog from rising flood waters near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Saturday, as the U.S Gulf Coast got pounded by unprecedented rain and flooding, a group of rescuers pulled a woman and her dog from her car just as it slipped under the floodwaters and sank. CBS affiliate WAFB Channel 9 reported that three Baton Rouge men in a boat came upon the sinking red convertible car just as it was about to completely submerge. “Get out!” one of the men called to the woman inside. “I’m trying!” she replied. “Oh, my god, I’m drowning!” she cried as the rescuers tried to break the window, then slash open the vinyl top. ne of the men jumped into the water, tore open the roof and was able to haul the woman to safety just as the car disappeared beneath the murky brown water.
“My dog,” she said as the rescuers on the boat threw a life vest into the water. “Get my dog.” The man who jumped in the water tried to find the dog below the surface, but couldn’t. “Dude, she’s gone,” says one of the men still in the boat. However, the rescuer in the water dove under the surface, then reappeared with wet, wriggling white dog in his arms, saying, “I got your dog!” As the Louisiana floodwaters swallowed Lyn Gibson's two-story home, she hacked away on a hole near the roof, desperately trying to get to safety.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.