Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cabin In-The-Woods Helen Ga 2008

Well the cabin wasn't what we expected. Turns out the cabin wasn't wheel chair accessible. We had to leave grandma in the car. She didn't mind it though.  Every once in a while we would take her a diet coke and potato chips.  She was happy.  During commercials we would go outside and let her know what was on the lifetime channel. She had a few books to read so she was in her "happy" place.  Turns out there are bears in the woods around the cabin so they gave us strict orders not to leave food outside.   The only logical place to put the trash was in the car with grandma. Well late last night we heard all this racked out by the car. We could all hear the bears growling .  The outside lights didn't work so none of us wanted to go outside. In the morning we were all worried. There were all these scratch makes on the glass.  Funny thing though the scratch marks were on the inside.     .......... Dan

We Survivored the Ocoee River!

Well the Drummond Clan started out with a BIG splash.  Joe, Doug, Jessica, Steven, Melissa, Doris & Dan were the brave ones. The "others" kind of chicken out and stayed back at the cabin-in-the-woods.   What started out as a 3-mile tour was something else. Well S.S.Minto #1 on the blue team was Joe, Doug, Jessica,Steven & Melissa. In S.S. Minto #2 was Doris & Dan. We all couldn't fit in one boat so Doris & I were on the green team. Yes our guide had green hair with multi colored toenail polish. I guess we were on the "happy" team. I told him all about Paula, so we were "in".  No we didn't come out, just in. 
Doris did really good except for holding on to the end of the paddle.  They said at all cost hold the end of the panel because you will loose your front toofs. (yes, I say it that way).  She took that as just a guide thing, She got yelled at about 4 times. Not a single person fell in. What is up with that!  When it came to the time to do the float & swim portion of the trip, Doug and I were the only ones to take the plunge.  I was really good getting back in the boat, no man-on-man moments in my boat.  Doug isn't talking!. Everyone enjoyed the day and are ready to go back. ............... Dan's 1st blog!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Drummond Clan Together Again!

The Drummond Family has embarked on a family vacation. We (Douglas, Me, Mom, Dad, Uncle Joe, Uncle Bill, Aunt Laurali, Uncle Roger, Melissa and Steve -so 10 of us total) have rented a cabin in Helen, Ga and have a fun and relaxing week ahead of us. It is expected to be full of tons of old and new stories as we enjoy our time with one another! Monday we head to a White Water Rafting Adventure on the Ocoee River.... Stay tuned for that adventure!