The kids began to get to know one another on the second day. My kids especially liked the canoe rides, but I never heard one complaint about anything other than having to go home at the end of the four days.
In the morning after breakfast we went to the headwaters of the Mississippi. Here are the kids walking across the Mississippi River.
This is the actual start of the Mississippi (in the foreground). In the back is Lake Itasca.
And here are the kids walking in the Mississippi River.
After lunch we went on our first canoe trip onto Lake Itasca.
This is the end of Lake Itasca. The group of people in the far end of the photo are at the head of the Mississippi.
Later in the afternoon we went swimming. The days we went were all warm, with no rain, but it wasn’t especially hot, so we weren’t in the lake too much. Helena had forgotten her swimsuit, so she stayed on the beach or just waded in the water a bit.
There was a playground adjacent to the beach. Ada was spinning of the bar and jumping on the dismount. Apparently I didn’t think that she would get as high as she could go.
Ada beginning to make friends.
Dinnertime. Helena was very good about helping cook the dinners. All three were very good about cleaning up after themselves. Rinse, Wash, Rinse, Desanitize,Dry!
Kids playing games again. No adults needed anymore!
Helena made chicken for us all, but Ada decided that she only needed some white rice and some cheese in a tortilla that she didn’t eat.
Ada was stationed here almost every evening playing house with “my friend”.
Liam met another Liam. Little Liam liked big Liam a lot.