Tuesday, August 31, 2010
There is no place like home and although Tori didn't arrive in a Balloon like Dorothy wanted to, she could have! This Hot Air Balloon flew right over the driveway on the same day that she arrived back at the airport.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Please help her, Dear Lord, to know your Holy Will, and we beg of You to give her the strength to carry it out. Amen.
We signed Sam up for the Hunter Safety course offered and as I was leaving to take him to class I invited John to join us. I am so glad that I did because he was handed a course booklet and blaze orange pencil as we walked in and it was assumed that he was taking the free class!The class took place over three consecutive evenings and was 3 1/2 hours long each night! It was given by local hunting experts who lectured and showed very interesting videos.The boys were able to pay attention well, especially because the material was so appealing to them.During the 10 minute breaks, they played outside with other boys the same age.
I learned that one should always tell someone else where they are going in the woods and matches should be carried in a waterproof container.We were told that many of those who die in the elements had what they needed to survive in their backpack but failed to use it. When a person starts to really shiver, they need to stop and build a fire to get warm. When the body temp starts falling, rational thought isn't possible.
We began our adventure to Paw Paw Tunnel by stopping at one of our favorite stores to pick up a couple more flashlights.It was frustrating to find that in this store as in another one, it is cheaper to buy a brand new big flashlight which includes a large square battery than it is to just buy the battery to put into the identical flashlight we already own!
We met our group at a local landmark and caravanned about 45 minutes along curvy, winding roads to Paw Paw, WV to see a "tunnel" which I had never heard of until recently.Everyone had their flashlights and we were ready for exploring !
It was great to see this amazing tunnel and to enjoy the great outdoors with some old and new friends!