Above, would be the beginning of “The Portager Challenge”. It’s always on Thursday and it brings out every ones competitive spirit. Teams form, with kids and adults. Usually families combine, and then your team has to canoe out to a point in the lake, run a mile, climb a 50ft wall, run a short sprint, do a swim out to another point in the lake to get matches….when the swimmer finishes, the rest of the team needs to get busy building a fire to pop Jiffy Pop popcorn over. The first team to get their popcorn popping wins the rights to say they won the Challenger and of course the coveted T-shirt. Over the years we have figures out it is ALL about the fire. You can come in last and still win if you can get your fire going. My oldest son was on the winning team one year…yeah, I know….I am still pumped over it!
This is the waterfront…look at these little munchkins. The lake water in Northern Michigan lakes is so beautiful. Crystal clear!
My Cece likes to be the big helper and hang out with the staff. They all love her. This day they gave her mop bucket duty(only because she begs to help them, really you don’t have to clean a thing if you don’t want to all week!) If only she was that happy to mop the floors at home.
AAAAAHHHHHaaaahhhhhAHHH! Two years ago I conquered my fear of heights…which I have not always had, just since I had my chitlins have I become Ascardy Cat of high places.
The last night is the Talent Show. It is the perfect ending to a perfect family vacation. There are always so many talented people. And then there are these mothers who get wild, weird ideas and talk there children into doing them. And then want to crawl in a hole when the time comes for the fruit of their womb to get up on stage and do this cwazy thing there mothers told them everyone would love and laugh uproariously at. It’s really way too long of a story. One I should save for a cold January day when I have you trapped in your house with nothing else to do but read about how I made my kids make fools of themselves.