This year the teens worked on John 15. Our 3 boys and 3 girls learned it and one of the girl's father came too. So this year we had 9 of us.
When we got to the bottom, I couldn't resist getting into the little river at the bottom. I just love the water!
Then we hiked back up (what a work out!!!) Mark and I started chatting with a couple along the path. They hike it together every day! WOW! They told us of another hiking path with great water falls. It was our goal to find it the next day at the end of our bike hike in the gorge.
Once we all got back to our site, we loaded up into the van and went to Wellsboro. It's a cute little town. We made eating at a diner there another tradition. The guys all had breakfast for supper. I had a burger,, it was super yummy! :) Then we went to a mini-golf course. Brendan won that!
Back at the site, we played games by lantern light. Mark took the challenge of getting the fire going with wet wood. He did a good job! He and Mr Dense (the father who came along) sat by the fire and talked while we played Uno Spin.
Them men made us yummy French toast and sausage for breakfast and then we headed down to the gorge with our bikes. We started our 7.5 mile ride. At the end, we found the path the couple had told us about. We parked our bikes hiked along a little stream that ran into the river. We found two water falls. Mark and Brendan swam in the pool in the bottom. The comment was how COLD it was!
We finished our ride and loaded back up and went to our site. We quickly ate lunch and took down our tents. On our ride back, Mark stopped for ice cream. That was the last hurrah for our trip! What fun it was!
We met back at church, dropped off the teens and went to get our younger boys. Titus cried and cried about leaving them! And to think I was "nervous" about leaving him!
Added note: In the morning, I asked the man in the camper if he had a dog. He said he didn't and it must of been a bear or coyote making that noise! Yikes,, glad I didn't see it!!!