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We awoke in a sweat Friday morning after another hot night of tent sleeping. Again, we took cold showers and dressed and then broke down our tent site. We loaded everything on our bikes and headed towards Ohio Dreams. We received a message from our daughter, the Editor, that we were invited to “pool time” Friday afternoon @ 2pm.
Before we left, we decided that we’d move to a closer campground for Friday night to Saturday morning so that we could arrive in less of a full out sweat when we picked up the kid. We found a KOA close to Ohio Dreams and sent them an email, asking them to hold one tent site for Friday night. We got an email back, saying that they required a two night minimum stay on weekend nights; if we didn’t want to stay both nights @ $28/night, we still had to pay for 2 nights. Pff!
We arrived @ Ohio Dreams after riding through the heat of the day over several hills. We couldn’t wait to see the Beast and see what she thought of her camp week. She ran up to us full of smiles and began babbling about all the cool stuff she’d been doing. She was most excited to tell us how she worked hard on manualing and jumping in the “trails” section of the camp. At that point, one of her counselors joined us and told us how hard she worked as well and that she really improved over the 6 days she had been there.
Soon after my slip ‘n slide adventure, the skies opened up and a rain storm let loose with a fury. Everyone piled out of the pool and into the game/snack area inside. After the rain let up, counselors called for their kids to join them at designated areas outside. The Beast had “pliotechnics” (sp?) and she gleefully went to the outdoor skate park to do a variety of jumping exercises that help increase your track skills. Frankenbutt and I joined some of the office staff for hearing more about the amazing programs at Ohio Dreams.