Each of us made it down the curly slide, but some of us (myself included) didn't have the nerve to try the other one.
It was so fun to see Aspen interact with the other youth at camp; she was probably the youngest one there, and made some new friends. I'm so glad she got to go.
On Father's Day one thing we did was go for a bike ride to a park next to a little creek. When we got there Eric and I went and chatted under a tree while the kids "looked at the ducks in the creek". After about 15 minutes we went to grab the kids and they were in the water up to their knees; Aspen was in up to her waist. Eric and I chuckled and remarked that when water's involved, we have to assume the kids are going to jump right in.
I just read this book to the boys; the tale of the real Robinson Crusoe. All about Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an Island for four years in the early 18th century. Told in story form with some quotes from Selkirk. We couldn't put it down and were so amazed with how he survived on his own for so long. He was very ingenuitive and also blessed with many small miracles. A great read.
Birch and Ellie
Our tour guide told us lots of fun facts about the area; its history and about some of the cabins and an island we cruised by as well. Then we met up for dinner with Ian and Kaylene, checked into our hotel, and got ready for the next day; the 4th of July!
Eric wanted to ride his bike back and meet us at the shuttle drop off. So he took off and we waited for the shuttle to leave. The kids found a chipmunk that wanted their snacks and they thought that was just the best thing. They chased it and fed it for a long time until we left.
After dinner Kaylene found an amazing spot downtown to watch the fireworks. We sat in a huge park overlooking the lake...a great end to a great day.
The first day we were all famished by 4:00; we thought we'd meet for an early dinner. By the time we finally gathered everyone together it was almost 6:00 and we were dying for some food! We found an all-you-can-eat bbq restaurant in the park and it was delicious! Really hit the spot and the kids talked about it into the next day and even requested to go back.
We headed home the next day, wishing we had more time to play.