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Can you swim ?
Goodie goodie....we are going camping again...I so love camping with my cousin's and my mommy and daddy...we have so much fun.
We always go to the same river when the weather is nice and warm and we take innertubes, those black things inside of the tires, that we float on in the river.
The grown-ups set up the tents while we play shadow tag, and check out all our favorite spots. Making sure the big fallen tree, that goes across the river is still there. The one that we all sit on together and mommy takes a picture of all of us kids. The one we like to jump off of, when we are brave enough...We also begin our job of making a rock wall to stop the river so we have a big spot to just sit in the water and splash around...
Although it takes a while to drive here, and my sister gets car sick when we have to drive on all the curves in the road. It is wonderful here. The air is so fresh and clean and I love it when we have a fire and the smoke slips through the trees and looks like it is going to Heaven...The squirrels run around crazy cause we are here disturbing them...even the deer come to take a look...the chirping birds warn the other animals..."they are here again" ! ! ! But we won't hurt them and even give them food. Sometimes they just take it.
We always set up at place for a kitchen to do all the cooking and then the tents are like our bedrooms, and we have lanterns and even get to sleep outside on the ground in our sleeping bags...we don't have to take a bath every night either...yes I love camping.
Waking up to the smell of mommy cooking bacon and eggs and making pancakes is wonderful. I am always hungry here too and we always have good food...Of course the marshmallows and chocolate and graham cracker sandwiches we make, are all of us kids favorite thing. We get to roast the marshmallows over the fire and they get really black sometimes and very goo-ie...yummy yumm yumm...
On one of our trips we were playing chase and I ran into the river to get away...the rocks can be very slippery and I did slip on a big one and went under the water...I couldn't breath and I saw all these bubbles going up and I was going further and further under, and I was sooo afraid....My daddy came running in and pulled me out, just in time cause I was done breathing. I woke up and threw up and after that I was very afraid of water. Even when we would drive over a bridge I would cry, being frightened that the bridge couldn't hold all the cars on it and we would be in the water again. I don't know how to swim....
My daddy is so brave...I Love him. :O)