We went up the mountains to stay at a National Park. We went to two National Parks actually but i liked the first camp we went to because its peaceful. The other camp we went to was horrible because it was so crowded by the beach on the lake - but i loved the cabins and ice cream in the park shop were huge. The ice creams tasted so good. The two cabins we had rented at each national park looked exactly the same as each other which is cool and weird:). So, we were planing on to go on the canoe trip. For 6 miles so we picked which paddle and life jacket to get.then we hopped in the car to to the place to start.It took a little while to get there but it was worth it.It was very calm on the water which was great. but at the end a storm came and i got scared because it took ages to get home.when we got home i was relieved because i thought we were lost. I tried to catch fire flies - when they glow you just go close to them and then you catch them. You need to search for them around twilight - when its just getting dark.
At the Twin lakes park we had a lot of Amish people living next to us. We think they might have been millers - because Amish people don't use electricity or cars, but these people did. They were dressed like they lived 100 years ago, even the little kids.
We had a fire and made some marshmallows. We then went to the park camp fire. The lady told us a few stories and I made smores. I first had smores last year at Richard's place in Virginia and I love them. They have chocolate and gooey marshmallow between two salted crackers.
Seeing Grandpa and Ree has been great. Its like normal life but more exciting. I like being here because I don't go to school everyday and we have exciting adventure. My whole like is adventure but I especially loved canoeing down the river.