Friday, July 31, 2009

Holding on For Dear Life

Yesterday was my day off work. All of you working moms(and grandmas; such as is my case) know that a day off work means working at home.
The laundry needs done, the floors need cleaned,
meals need cooked and the yard needs mowed. But that is not what went on at our
house yesterday. I have a friend and her husband who like to camp and they were spending the
week at Kanopolis lake. They have been after us to bring the grandkids and come
spend the day with them. So we loaded the car with kids, picnic lunch, sunscreen and plenty
of cold drinks and headed north to Kanopolis State park. This park was started in 1955 and is the first state park in Kansas. I am not much of a camping person, but it is a beautiful lake
and was lush with greenery. The drive took about 45 minutes and it was a beautiful day.
Soon after arriving we unpacked the picnic and had lunch. Then 'Skipper' Doug loaded up the
boat and we headed for the water. I am really not big into boating as I have a queasy stomach (ask me sometime to tell the story about 'the Great Barrier Reef aka Great Barrier Barf') but
the kids were so excited about being pulled around the lake on a tube. Sure not something I have ever or done or ever will do.
But, wait.......how did I get on that tube?????
OMG!
I thought I was going to die!
But it was fun....today I am sunburned, wind burned and hurt like heck across my shoulders and pecs (from holding on for dear life). We had a great time. Thanks Doug and Rozanne.



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