Corrido Macario Romero

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hot Fun In the Summertime

Allyn was dropped off at the MTC this Wednesday, and we've been busy ever since…

Thursday most of us went to Lagoon (Stake Day, Aggie Day) and tried to go on a ride or two, but it became obvious Jarrett was more interested in aquatic activities, so we spent a couple of hours at "Lagoon-A-Beach." Jarrett finally got more interested in rides, and rode on quite a few, some unaccompanied. Then when Andrew was done @ Camp Tracy, by various UTA means he made his way up to Farmington, where we got him in, and bought tickets so he could go on a few rides before we had to head home.

Friday afternoon Jarrett had his first session of Webelos Twilight Camp, so he attended Forestry and Nature classes (including a few mini-hikes in-and-out of the "sturdy stroller") before dinner. After that, he was to have Boating class, but since he wouldn't tolerate a PFD, it didn't seem likely to work. Then some of the lifeguards came up with the idea of two of them paddling for us in the back of a rowboat (wearing multiple PFDs), and then Jarrett & I could sit in the middle/front seats, and thus bend the rules a little that way (average of 2 PFDs per passenger…). He splashed a bit with his hands, so I think he enjoyed himself. We saw Andrew, as his camp overlaps with Jarrett's.

Saturday we returned for Day 2, which began with the Swimming rules, Buddy System, etc., and then the Swim Test. Jarrett has no problem swimming, and doing repeated laps in straight lines are not his forte, but the lifeguards pretty much let him swim wherever he wanted (a couple were the same from the boat). Kara & Treyson came poolside (and in the water, respectively) as well. After lunch we explored the Archery and the BB-gun ranges; Jarrett held a bow, but didn't seem too concerned about arrows. He then decided to climb part of the Obstacle course, and coming down was a little trickier, but we managed.