Our whole group of 31 people is meeting at Elephant Rocks State Park today. We will explore, have a picnic lunch and wait here until we have all gathered and our campsites are ready for us at 3:00pm this afternoon.
I have been to this park many times but it has been years! I can't wait to see the beautiful views and boulders again and share all of this with Chris and the girls.
The Nitty Gritty!
Since this is the first day of our three day adventure I thought I would share a little bit of back story about what we are doing.
Growing up my family spent three days camping and canoeing with our extended family every summer. At some point, I think I was in high school, the older cousins were getting married, moving away and everyone's lives were changing in a way that didn't make the family float trip possible anymore. We went just our immediate family for a few years but then when my older sister went away to college even that stopped. Now, 10 years later, we are ALL getting back together to do the family trip again. We all have kids of our own now and there will be faces not there that aren't with us anymore. But the memories will will flow out of each of us I am sure! I can't wait to reconnect with cousins I haven't seen in ages and introduce them to my girls.
Those family float trips are some of my best memories growing up. I learned more about the outdoors and my abilities on those days then during any other time in my life. I have no idea if this will once again become an annual thing. Since some of the family is coming from Turkey and many are coming from other states I highly doubt we will do this again, at least as the whole big group. But even getting to do this just one more time is incredible!
Hope you will come back on Day 365 to see all the pictures!