Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Waiting for our bus to take us to our canoes.
Oh, the anticipation! I don't think they'll lose Sister Slade!
They just jumped in those canoes and took off.
Some went the extra mile each time we stopped,
and had to paddle back up stream a ways,
to stay with the group!
Others, even though canoes tipped over or rowing partners gave out,
just kept on paddling with a smile on their face!
Hiking through the Hot Springs
Christy, Hailey, Sadie and Sarah! Girls day at the SPA!
Water too hot to step in long!
LOOK A LITTLE CLOSER!
That's my MAN!
Further on down the river!
I could have just floated down the river all day!
It was soooo peaceful and beautiful!
Of course, Stacy would have to row for us to get were we wanted to be.
Amazing Green Slim!
Cindy had to take a close up!
Tiffany and Cindy! Great Fun!
There she goes!
Tiffany & David, Stacy & Teresa, and Cindy in the Jacuzzi!
The last canoe coming in for our camping spot,
was clear across the river straight out from us.
Our motor boat had hit a rock,
was floating down stream to the Willow Beach
and was out of commission.
Celine had Greg and Stacy pulling out a canoe
to go down stream to pull the girls back into shore.
All the girls on shore started cheering
these girls on, and those 2 little girls paddled and paddled.
They just started getting closer and closer.
The other girls yelled louder and louder.
Stacy and Greg never even got in the rescue canoe
and those girls rowed right into camp!
I went right to them, embraced them
and exclaimed my excitement that they made it!
They just smiled and said,
"We said a prayer! That's the reason we made it!"
Are they the BEST or what!
David helping Cindy set up camp!
Tents were saunas to sleep in,
but the girls were afraid of the spiders!
Stacy & I just slept out on an airbed inspite of the bugs.
We were the only ones that slept!
Stacy is the one i want to be with,
if ever stranded on a desert island…
or just camping with 30 4th years!
He made us the best dinner- which everyone wanted,
and we were the only ones to sleep comfortable in the heat!
He is the Camper Champ!
i love him so!
OFF TO DAY TWO!
THE CAVES WERE MY FAVORITE!
Krista, my sis rowing away! She was Amazing!
MY FAVORITE CAVE! IT WAS SOOOOO COOL!
Celine, you put on a GREAT RIVER TRIP!
It was perfect.
I am so impressed with those girls!
Even when they were tired and it became hard,
they never gave up!
Even when theIr canoes tipped over,
or they went past their pull off
and paddled back up river to get there- THEY DID IT!
They slept in sauna tents with spiders
and ate their drehydrated food,
and with exception of a few aches
and sunburns there was no complaining!
They were AMAZING!
And Celine, you set them up to SUCCEED!
Thanks for letting us come along for the fun!