Organized by Operation Wallacia, she will be living on a riverboat learning about the wild live on the area and how to conserve them.
Only the seat assignment worked and she had to stand in the regular line anyway…
There she goes…
My sweet daughter, B, has graduated!!!
June 28, 2017!!
Two school years ago at age 16, she started her first day in public school part time at CCI. 4 semesters later she has graduated with a Specialist High Skills Major in the health and wellness area of study! She worked very hard and was serious about her classes.
We are so proud of her!!
Back at the Cobourg Farmers Market today, and I’ve got something new!
Wands, comes with a neat charm for the end.
I will back at the Market on the 29th, and hope to see you there.
Here are a couple pictures B sent from her trip.
There will be more in another post. With info about them.
A riverboat similar to what she will be staying on.
This trip was truly about spending time together as a family.
K was the first one up each morning, naturally. He gathered kindling and lit the fire with his tinder kit. To get it going for breakfast.
D and B planned the wilderness camp very well. They chose the site and packed all the bedding and tent. They planned and organized all the meals. They did a fabulous job!
We quickly got into a daily rhythm;
We would have oatmeal and tea for breakfast.
Then we would all tend the fire and work at preparing meals.
Everything was cooked over the fire.
D spent the morning of the first day building a tripod to put over the fire so we could hang the kettle and the cook pot over the stove.
Then he worked on carving us a flipper for the burgers and a ladle for the soup out of nice hardwood.
The tripod has a really practical double hook affair that could be raised or lowered to control the amount of heat for cooking.
While we were cooking or carving or tending the fire B was reading to us from a Neil Gaiman novel. It was quite nice. Even when she needed to pause for a few seconds to rework the story a bit to make it appropriate to read to her little brother.
Even the puppy lay down to listen,
Wednesday June 21 to Sunday June 25.
Halliburton highlands water trails park
By time we all met up at the parking lot next to the boat launch it was getting dark.
VERY, VERY buggy. Tons of mosquitos. Yuck. 😜
K and I had stopped at the grocery store for snacks but B and D had planned all the meals. First the canoe came off the van. Then we had to quickly go through everything while under attack from the swarms.
So we all piled in the canoe and headed towards the campsite.
Out on the water was very beautiful. The water was completely smooth. All along the lake the shore was reflected in the water perfectly. I wish I could’ve taken pictures to share with you how absolutely stunning it was.
It looked very much like this;
Maybe it was the stunningly beautiful scenery or maybe we were just tired, but We took a couple detours before we found our site.
Once we found the right area D landed us at the right campsite the first time. Because he is just that good. 👍🏻
B and I were left at the campsite with the tent, two chairs, K’s survival kit and the dog. While the boys went back to the car for another load of gear.
In the dark. Oh yeah. We did have a couple hand flashlights to get the tent set up.
Next we had to scrounge around in the dark looking for kindling and wood to light a fire. At ’tis point we realized we had no matches or lighters. Just K’s tinder kit….
It took a bit but we eventually got it going.
Apparently finding the boat launch went as well as finding the campsite. They paddled along the shoreline until they found it. 🛶🗺
D found some more wood and we had some oatmeal and went to bed.
Breakfast 🍳 at 8:30
Then back to the cabin to pack up to be out of the cabin by 10:30
And a little hula hoop skills lol!
The weather is a little cooler today and overcast.
The day is starting with pancakes and sausage and fruit at 8:00 (we arrived at 8:30)
K chose playing in the Eagles Nest again over the 9am activity choices.
And now, the activity K has been waiting for……
We are off to make more shirts like this;
The statics course was next on the agenda.
Grilled cheese today.
Time to catch another ride on the pontoon boat
Chicken and baked potatoes
KOC This is truly a great place to visit!! They are so good with special needs kids. There are so many options it’s hard at the end of the day to choose a favorite. I asked K what his favorite activity today was. He said “mom, I don’t even remember everything we did today!” Let’s look at the pictures together. Let me know which would be your favorite.
Breakfast served at 8:00
Then painting flower pots and rocks.
Morning paddle boat ride.
Found some turtles.
The staff here are so great! The let me set up a spot in the Dining room to set up a little display for The Canadian Homeschool minute!!
Here is the flyer that goes with it. Just click on the links to sign up and receive your free gifts!
K chose to go on the pontoon boat ride.
K and a bunch of the kids played in the sand for quite a while but the camera battery died 😳
Afternoon paddle boat ride.
Here we are at Kinark outdoor Center, again! This is the second time for me and the third time go K this season already!! Last month we were here with our friends from our Northumberland Family Autism network group and our ABA group. KOC is a great facility with nice staff and lots of fun activities
K was excited to see we are in the cabin next door to the one we were in last visit and we were both surprised to see our name nest to the door!
This is the inside set up with the beds made 😉