THinking, THinking, THinking...
THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.
When was the last time someone said "Thank You" to YOU?
Tina invited me to River Valley Ranch to zip line as a thank you for volunteering at SHINE-FM's Sharathon. And Nathan was invited too!
We went in the Ninja Barn first, where Nathan got to climb around!
Under the Ninja Barn is a mini golf area, Nathan had fun playing there too.
Now he's ready for the big stuff - his 1st zip line!
We're both ready!
We need to go up waaay up there... let's hike!
🎜Over the river ♫ and through the ♬ woods...🎝
He was so brave, he didn't even want me to go next to him!
And here he goes...
I still don't like heights, but I had a great time going down. Maybe I'm getting over my fear!
Here's the rest of the group waiting to come down.
And fabulous Tina in the middle, flying in!
From there we took a look at the horse barn and horses.
We also had a fantastic lunch, made by Diana and her crew. Unfortunately I didn't take any photos, I was too busy eating!
This is Frontier Town, for the teens.
Short visit for Nathan!
Now this next part was pretty emotional for me, but in a good way. I still get teary eyed thinking about it.
This is Fort Roller, the overnight camp for 9-12 year olds.
The sign and forts were not here 38 years ago.
How do I know that? Because I was here 38 years ago.
But I didn't realize it until last year's Sharathon. Hearing others speak about it I wondered if this was the camp that my neighbours took me to one summer.
This is Sherry and Lloyd and they were like my other parents. I was friends with their son, Nathan, (no wonder I like that name!) who was three years younger than me, he was like another brother.
I showed this picture to Tina and she confirmed it was taken at RVR.
What a wonderful feeling it was, knowing that I had been there when I was twelve!
This is looking up toward were we ate and had gatherings. It's being renovated and it looks great.
This was the cabin I remember being in.
I also remember this being the area I was in.
This was Nathan's cabin.
I always thought this picture was taken outside my cabin, but turns out it was Nathan's.
So sad, but Lloyd died in 2004, he was a great man and a wonderful father.
We sort of recreated the picture, just with my Nathan!
What can I say, Tina, thank you for thanking me and bringing back memories from younger me. I wish I could remember more, but I do remember having such a wonderful time there that I didn't want to come home! If only my parents had come to pick us up, I might have been able to talk them into letting me stay longer.
And what makes me happy? Now Nathan wants to go! He might go this year, but definitely next year. I only wish I could go with him, I would love to be a kid again and have carefree fun!
I love that this is a Christian based camp and even though I don't remember much from when I was there, I will make sure Nathan does!
Now I cheated with this picture because I forgot to get one of us together while we were there. This was taken at last year's Sharathon.
How has someone thanked you?