Camp Tanuga part 2
Aug 17, 2008
|We're still alive!
We can't believe that it's been a month since we updated the journal - so much to do and no time to write!
So we both finished our hiking trips and made it out of the woods alive and when we got back we found out that there are even more dangerous animals than we knew about - of course Bears, Snakes and Spiders, but also wolves, foxes, mountain lions and moose... Luckily the closest either of us came was seeing some paw prints on the trails and some very large bear sized piles of dung... And having to hang all your food each night onto 10ft high bear poles is a nice reminder of what's around. We both successfully pooped in the woods, survived with no shower for 7 days, didn't get lost, didn't kill or lose any kids and we saw some really amazing scenery - so much so that we are going to take up hiking when we get home! :)
Dan's hiking trip was in the Porcupine Mountains which are in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was a 9 hour drive just to get there from camp but they border on Lake Superior and had some sweet rivers and waterfalls. The hiking trail also crosses time zones - from Eastern to Central then back to Eastern, so that was cool.
Kerri's hiking trip was at the Pictured Rocks also in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (about 4 hours North). It's also on Lake Superior and has sweet cliff faces and rocks.
To get there we crossed the Mackinaw suspension bridge which is the third longest in the world (5 miles long).
A few weeks after getting back from the hiking trip the kids left and the main part of camp was over!! That weekend we went to Cedar Point which has 17 rollercoasters (the most in the world). In 2003 they opened the top thrill dragster ride which was the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in the world, Kerri loved that one. www.cedarpoint.com
And last week we had a bunch of underprivileged kids from Detroit stay for the week which was interesting! Basically black and hispanic kids from the hood who a charity sends to camp for a few days - and the kids were great for the most part. Way more appreciative than the rich jewish kids, didn't cry as much and were way funnier.
This week the disabled kids are arriving then one more week before camp ends and travelling begins again! Can't wait.
Dan & Kerri