Trip to Adirondacks
Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Fri, 9 Sep 1994 09:46:12 EDT
Just though I'd let you all know I'm back. Our trip to the Adirondacks was
wonderful :) We stay at a friends camp on Sylvia Lake. We spent our days
swimming, canoeing, & windsurfing (just my daughter, Brianne). I didn't
get any sailing as the wind was just not cooperating. Very light.
Brianne finished up her Paddle, Role, and Pole Interest project patch. We
spent several afternoons working on her steering strokes. Many 360's later
she was finally getting the hang of the different strokes. My younger daughter
Nicole became so intrigued watching her sister from shore that she wanted to
learn also! So we took a couple of short trips (1-2 hours) and she got to learn
to paddle forward and backwards from the bow. As well as what happens when
she plants her paddle and the person in the stern keeps paddling. Brianne is
13 and Nicole is 8, this is the first year that they have really enjoyed
caoneing. Previous years, they would rather do anything but canoe.
There was a Mineral exhibtion in the area while we were there, so we caught
part of that. ZCA also opened one of there mines for mineral collecting, so we
spent one morning there. The girls found zinc, fools gold, snowy quartz,
iron deposits, and a green mineral whose name escapes me at the moment. They
had alot of fun digging through the rocks, and using the hammers and chisels
to find the different minerals.
I spent alot of my time just relaxing and catching up on my reading. We also
enjoyed watching a pair of Loons and a Blue Heron fish off the shoals near the
camp. The heron would perch on the diving board then take off from there.
All in all it was a great vacation, I didn't want to come home!
Brownie Troop 401
Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City