So I will start by saying, I should think a little before I say Yes but then again I would miss out of some cool crazy adventures if I did. Earlier in the week I decided we could probably make the trip to CT to River Tube. I found a campsite at the American Legion State Campground so for short money we could camp about 20 minutes away.
Each girl wanted to bring a friend and I agreed without thinking that I needed more space. Cape Cod Pickers to the rescue. They had this car top carrier I could use. It was a lifesaver. It fir all 5 camping chairs, tents, mattresses and bedding. We wouldn't have been able to go without it!
This picture should sum up the whole trip with 5 crazy girls singing and dancing the whole way.
Because we arrived so late we never really got a chance to see anything or just hang out so after breakfast I lit another fire and let them make S'mores again and just explore a little while I packed up. On my way back from the dumpster I found a trail and the sound of water.
With our car all packed up we took a walk and found this river. I wish the picture was better because this river was full of fly fisherman. I have never seen it in real life. I thought it was actually beautiful. We did our best to move along and leave them alone to fish. We investigated the little pools for critters and found maybe half a dozen little frogs like this guy.
Now it was time to get down to business!!!
After signing all the waivers and listing to the safety talk about the rapids we were onto the river.
Scraped and bruised shin as a badge of toughness.
I will add that they had an excellent Summer at the Boys and Girls Club and have already asked if they can come back next year. I don't like to promise such a huge expense but we will try. They were both nervous about a new place and new people but both made ghreat friends and Ava's counselor said she was one of his best kids.
1 week left of Summer vacation.