Today I am blogging about our summer - or lack thereof. Our weather mostly sucked lemons this year. I had plans. Boy, did I have plans.
We were going to go hike at least four times in Waterton Park. We went twice.
The boys were going to do summer basketball camp. Check.
We were going to go to Calaway Park with our friends in Calgary. Didn't happen.
James went on Trek and he and Jordan went camping with the young men from church. Check.
Family came here so we didn't have to go anywhere!!!!!! Check.
Let's start with Trek.......
Trek is the four day event where you take a bunch of teenagers and adult leaders and dress them up as pioneers. You divide them up into families. You have them put together a handcart. You limit their food intake. You confiscate modern day luxuries like soap and toothpaste and deodorant. You make them pull and push a handcart as a family up and down mountains, through streams and washed out roads. You pray that the rain will stay away.
Jordan, Jared, and Jackson went to basketball camps at the university. They all had a great time. Jordan walked around like an 85 year old man most evenings so I knew he was working hard. Jared had a Pronghorn player as his assistant. Jackson did really well too. I'm thinking league this winter. Even with Jared it's worth a try. He survived camp and they survived him.
I wish we could have done more. The summer still went by quickly and we seemed to keep busy, but I hope next summer is better. I want to get a park pass try out some of the longer hikes. Maybe we can see a bear!! May not.