Saturday, August 13, 2011

Canoe trip!

Hello everybody!
This past week has been an interesting one. I was out on a five day canoe trip! Along with my co-leader Sihao, I took fourteen campers down the Connecticut River, starting at White River Junction in Vermont, and ending seventy miles downstream on the New Hampshire side. Overall the trip was successful, but for the first three days it rained, and the kids were bummed out. We decided to end day three early and crashed at an unplanned site. Day four started bright and early so we could make up day three's mileage. Thankfully, the wind was with us and it stayed sunny until we reached Brattleboro, Vermont, where we had time to stop for a couple hours and check out the shops. It rained then, but the kids were all inside and I had gone to check on the boats to be sure that everyone's dry bags were closed. After we had all the fun we could in Brattleboro, we paddled on down to our campsite. That night camp called and told us that they couldn't get to the pick up until three in the afternoon, so we got to sleep in for the last day! We took our time on the morning of day five, and made it to the take out spot with time to spare. On the way back down to Connecticut, we indulged in a Pioneer Village trip tradition and stopped at Bub's Barbeque, a tiny spot in Massachusetts. Once we got back to camp we cleaned up and returned all of our gear, then settled in for a good night's sleep.

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