Even with a rocky start, we had so much fun ~ especially after we learned what those 'straps' were for. Their purpose was to hook our floats together! About half the river trip was spent trying to catch up with each other so that we could hook our tubes~but that was fun, too!
|R6 was our captain and what a great one he was~dodging the rocks, etc! And, once we were all chained together it was easy for me to sit back and relax. Definitely a day to remember!|
Apologia: Land Animals of the Sixth Day.
The bears were playful and seemed happy in their habitats. They had pretty big swimming pools and climbing structures. One bear in particular (bottom right) would wave his paw to us and open his mouth. It was obvious what he wanted. We give him extra apple slices. We decided bears are pretty smart creatures.
Here's a short video of one playing in the water. Turn your volume down!
And then we headed out to Highway 441, our destination a 5 day trip to the Great Smokey Mountains with 27 sweet as can be family members!
While in Tennessee, we saw a wild black bear roaming in the meadow at Cades Cove! I'll try to post about that trip in the next couple of days!!