Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pool Time

We got to go swimming at the Water Park with the Pack and with our school. The Pack had a swim party one evening and the school also sponsored an evening at the water park. Blake and Zane's favorite is the water slides. We tried out the flow rider, which was much more fun when Dad and Mom where there to keep them from getting sucked into the more turbulent areas.

Zane Chillin on the lazy river, he did get brave and come down the slide
Blake after he shot out of his favorite slide.

The boys also enjoyed time spent with Grampa & Grama Heitz and thier Kelly Cousins. Not sure what all they did, other than help pick Chokecherries one afternoon and play in the trees while we picked. Something about surfing down Grama's hill, sounds like it was fun.

Before summer vacation is officially over the we are going to the Voyagers Game and sleeping in the outfiled afterwards, scouting tradition. School officially starts the end of August and we'll go meet the teachers and find our classrooms the day before.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Melita Island

Blake and Robert went to Melita Island on Flathead Lake August 10-13 with 6 other Pack 26 boys and 4 Adult leaders. Since I didn't go, I'll let Blake tell you what they did.

Ready for the 1st Flag Ceremony of Camp.
Camp A Tee - Where the flag was raised and lowered each day.

While They enjoyed cooler weather and fun in the sun, Zane and I did too, we headed over to the water tower pool.

Zane warming up on his towel after jumping non stop in and out of the pool and going down the slides a couple of times.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lewis & Clark

The boys got the oppurtunity to check out the Bateau that  Troop 466 from California was able to earn the money to have built and transported to Great Falls and then test out what it was like for the Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark used to navigate the Missouri River.
 Ben P., Travis S. James P. Zane B. & Blake B. waiting for the Ceremony to begin.
 I was running to camera's Blake is off to the left of Travis along with the some of Troop 466 who presented the Bateau to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

 Checking out the Bateau, this replica was about 6 ft shorter than the one Lewis and Clark had.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Blue Angels and other cool stuff

Saturday and Sunday the Boys helped sell Souvenir Programs at the Great Falls Air Show. I vended at the Farmer's Market on Saturday and joined them about 2pm. I was glad I had a Volunteer Parking Pass and Entry pass, as I didn't have to drive all the way to Ulm, got to skip in through the gates, didn't get very good parking because of the late arrival time, but at least i didn't have to drive 14 miles around to get in. I didn't get any pictures on Saturday, just enjoyed the show. Sunday I did walk around before we got started and took a few pictures. Got a few pictures of the other acts when I wasn't helping boys sell programs. Blake and his buddy worked their hinnies off selling to a tough crowd, they tried to get sales from those that didn't purchase when they first arrived at one of the gates. Both boys were great sales man the first day, the 2nd day was a tougher crowd. Even though it was Free to come to the show, many by day 2 had less to spend as they had attended the Montana Fair the night before.