|Because of Bob's Road, the boxes shifted. This would be our camping provisions. They dumped out of the truck when I opened the door. Hubs made me stop so that he could take a photo.|
|This was home for 3 1/2 days. To the left is the tent for changing and so forth. Our sleeping tent is ahead.|
|Here it is! We even have a little "porch" as Hubs calls it. You can see K-'s camp cot and our air mattress. There isn't extra space, but we're cozy.|
|The scenic view.|
|They like signs. Signs like, "Hey, don't do something stupid, because people die here." Inviting.|
|The falls of the Youghiogheny River. Yes, I had to double check the spelling. How to pronounce it? It is yock-i-hay-nee. How can I recall that? I live in Ohio with places like Cuyahoga (ki-ya-ho-ga) and Tuscarawas.|
|Junie B. by lantern light, anyone?|
|My mom used to make these little cut boxes of cereal for us. Hubs saw the box and didn't realize what I was doing, but said, "Hey! You should cut the box so that she can eat out of it!" Way ahead of you, Hubs.|
|We chased this rainbow on our way back from Idlewild on Friday evening. It was a full double bow. K- knew that we would see one.|
|Cucumber Falls after the rain. We stopped on our way back, but after the rainbow chase.|
|We camped on Aspen, which was a small "road" with a turnaround at the bottom. K- liked to ride her bike up and down. It gave her something to do as we did camp chores.|
|Lined up and ready to go over the falls. This was the practice run. Keep an eye on that blue boat.|
|He's going over.|
|The guy with the rope? That's a safety line. He was tugging and yanking on the rope. We were all standing there stunned.|
|Can you imagine? It is an 18' drop, which may not sound like a lot in terms of a falls, but there is a swirl of water that if you hit it wrong, you'll end up like the guy above.|
|More folks waiting for their turn.|
|Again, I'm amazed.|
|Look at the straight line. How does it hold up like that?|
|And this? Well, people were going over in kayaks. This guy went a different way. He ended up flipping at the bottom, but came back up and was fine.|
|We laughed at her. She came over just fine, with water wings and silk flower decorated helmet fully intact.|
|And he succeeded. I know, not the greatest photo, but I included it to prove to you that he landed at the bottom upright.|
|K- wanted to go on a bike ride and she was kind of done with watching people go over the falls.|
|A freestyle guy. He danced the kayak back and forth over the "tongue" and ended up upside down at the bottom. He was fine, but it's never a good sign when your journey over the falls is tippy to start.|
|To sit back and take this in made me happy.|
|Dinner cooked over the open fire. The pieces of wood off to the sides are drying out from the pouring down rain the previous night. You'd be glad to know that dinner was good.|
|Had to move some things in towards the fire a bit more, so we decided to tripod the corn over top. Turned out fabulous! The corn was from the farmers market in town. Yummy!|
|See, even Hubs approves!|
|We kept finding them. This one popped out of the side view mirror. They were on the tires. Wow.|
|This sign made me giggle.|
|So did this one.|
Smiles in my day:
- Rachael and family came through the hurricane okay. Today, some quality time was spent in the ER checking her husband out for some low blood pressure issues, but I'm glad to say that he's okay, too. Geeze!
- K- started back to soccer today and had a really good time.
- Line dried laundry. The laundry was wet in the basement overnight and had a hint of basement dampness to it, but the line snapped it right out. Hooray!
- We've gotten to tag a few monarchs in the last few days. Hubs and K- were going to tag one today, but lost control of it before they could tag it. Oops!
- Being happy to see that "big boy cable" isn't really all that.
Have a great night!