|Art & Darrell|
What a great weekend we had! Full of fun activities. Unfortunatly we still didn't make it to everything this year. We'll hope that Ken is off next year and we can make it to all the events. I know I keep saying this but it's the truth this is the most awsome community of people! We are so blessed to be here. On reflection of the 4th and in celebration of our nations independence it makes it even more special to be in a place like Manley Hot Springs. A small village with a big heart.
The events kicked off with the Pike Derby. Most folks get in their boats and head out. We settled for the spot under the bridge were the kids could stand and cast. We didn't catch anything. The kids got bored and hungry to fast but they still enjoyed it. Then we went to the roadhouse were we got to visit with Art and Damaris. Then the kids got to go to the park and play for a while with the other kids from Manley while we waited for the slip and slide to open at Dart AM Farms. The kids had a blast ridding the slip and slide that ran down the hill from the upper greenhouse to the lower. It was a WARM water slide because the water was from the hotspring. The older kids also had fun playing in the mud. I only got 3 pictures before my battery died. There was a pig roast down Baker Creek, but I thought we had to have a boat to go. I found out later that there are people who will ferry you there, but I didn't have a dish made and I didn't want to show up empty handed with four mouths to feed.
|Wyatt in the hopping race|
|Oak hitting the pinata|
|Sawdust pile with hidden candy and money|
|The bigger kids|
After the pcinic at 9pm was the concert at Walter Woods park hosted by the tribal council. We didn't make it as it was way past the kids bed time and we wanted to take some of the leftovers to some friends who didn't make it to the picnic.
Sunday started off with the Flag ceremony and bike parade headed by the volunteer fire departments fire truck.