Friday, April 3, 2009

Where Did The Week Go???

Spring Break started last Friday for our kids and what a week it has been. We jumped right in on Friday by headed up to Camp LaNoChe for a Cub Scout campout. The theme for the weekend was "Fun With Son - Jurassic Pack."

We arrived at the camp on Friday afternoon. After a quick camp set-up, and a dinner of fried chicken we headed out for the Friday night movie, "Ice Age 2." The movie would have been pretty good if not for the 300 Cub Scouts that talked through the whole movie. I guess that is what you get when you put that many 6 to 10 year olds in a room together. Oh well!

Saturday morning we woke up, had breakfast and headed out to the daytime activities. Our group started off the day with crafts and then headed over to scout skills. Scout skills ended up being one of the cool activities for the day. The Boy Scouts had constructed a rope bridge that all of the Cubs and their siblings got to climb across. Here are some pictures of my 3 going across the bridge.

CJ takes his turn on the bridge.

Next it was Caitlyn's turn.

Then came Caley. Yep, she cried the whole way across. The funny thing was that she walked across the bridge better and with more ease than most of the other kids. She just had to add some drama.

A little girl talk and some hiking!!!

The rest of the days activities included BB Shooting, Archery, a nature hike, and we were supposed to go canoeing, but it was very windy and the water was too choppy. This was our 4th or 5th time at Camp LaNoChe and we still have not had a chance to go canoeing. Maybe we will make it onto the lake one of these days.

After dinner on Saturday night many of our c0-campers packed up and headed home for the weekend. They all had good excuses for leaving, but I would find out in a few short hours that I should have packed up and left too, excuse or not.

About 2:30 am I got a call from Chris. It seems that while we were sleeping the weather had decided to turn bad. I had a really bad connection with him so all I got in my half asleep state was... the radar is all red, be careful. GREAT!!! What do I do now??? I sat in my tent for about 10 minutes running through my options. Finally, I decided to wake up the other campers. By this time I was hearing thunder and seeing lightening in the distance. After some discussion I decided to go get my car and park it close to the tent, just in case we needed a quick get away. Of course we were in the woods, so the car was a ways away. I jogged to my car, looking for large furry animals the whole way. When I arrived back at the campsite all of the other campers were awake. We determined that we might have just enough time to pack up and make a get away. WRONG. About 5 minutes later we were in the middle of a downpour. We got the kids and our stuff into a shelter and decided to wait out the rain. Sadly, it rained until 8:30 am. So, 13 of us spent the night in the shelter. We did not have a very restful night. Everyone slept wherever they could. I was in a camp chair. Oh joy! But, thank goodness we were all safe and made it home without too much rain soaked equipment. I'm all camped out for awhile, REALLY!!!

Monday was a much nicer day. It was a sunny day and we decided to go to EPCOT. Monday and Tuesday were the last two days that our Disney passes were good, so we had to go one last time. After the weekend that we had I would have liked to take one day to regroup, but that was not possible. So, off to EPCOT we headed.

EPCOT is currently hosting its annual "Flower and Garden Festival," so the whole park is decked out in all kinds of flowers and topiaries.

We had a great day. We got to go on most of our favorite rides. We even got Grandma to go on "Test Track" and "Soarin" with us. We ended the night with "Illuminations."

One last look at "Spaceship Earth" as we headed out of the park. We can't wait to go back.

Tuesday morning we got up and headed out for our last day at the "Magic Kingdom."

We started the day with a ride on the Tomorrow land Transit Authority, The Carousel of Progress and Buss Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Next we had lunch at Pinocchio's Village Haus, toured Mickey and Minnnie's houses, road Goofy's Barnstormer and It's A Small World. Then we got a Fast Pass for Splash Mountain and spent a little time on Tom Sawyer's Island.

Here are my 3 crazy kids climbing across the barrel bridge on Tom Sawyer Island. I guess the theme for this week is bridges. We went across this one twice. It is a wild ride!

After our ride on Splash Mountain we headed to the center of the park to watch Wishes and the Spectro Magic parade. It was another great day. We sure will miss having our annual pass. We will just have to see what the future holds and how soon we will get to go back to Disney!


Christina said...

Just stopping over from SITS to say HI...

The picture of Caley crying on the bridge reminds me so much of my daughter. She hates heights and has even cried when her dad picks her up. It's that bad.

Have a great weekend!

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by via SITS to say hello!
Looks like a fun week.

Have a great weekend!