I loved the trip. I had an awesome time and feel a great sense of accomplishment. I’ll do a detailed recap soon (with pics once the leader posts them on FB) but here is a little mini recap:
-The portaging was awesome. Tough but fun, and I feel held my own during the portages.
-Canoeing was also awesome and tough. I was in the slowest boat (great guys at bow and stern but the other paddlers were very young and/or lazy) which made us slow but it was a good workout for me. The last leg we changed it up and added another police officer to the boat. That was faster!!
-Thunderboxes (like a wooden toilet, outdoors, with a tarp behind it) are way better than outhouses. No little box for spiders to hang in and much less smelly since its open air.
-We had a great group of kids. I have some thoughts I’ll post for discussion soon though.
-I ate okay. Indulged a bit for fun and energy, but was mindful to not overdo it. I still got quite bloated and crampy though. That was…relieved…shortly after arriving home.
-I didn’t realize my lip balm had no SPF. Now my lips have sunburn blisters. I didn’t even realize they were burning, thought they were just dry!
-I also have a rash on my ass
-I stank. I had no mirror but I assume I also looked like shit.
-the first Starbucks coffee I got afterwards was like heaven. Ditto the shower and shave.
-I left my beloved iPhone in my car. A last minute decision. I decided if I was doing this, I was doing it right!
-I generally hate tans, but I gotta admit…I’m a tad proud of this one. I didn’t try to get it…but there were many times in the trip that sunscreen was packed up and not accessable. I used it when I could…but still got a lot of colour.
What I did with my nails:
After I showered I went to the mall for eyebrow grooming got distracted by a sale and bought red jeans.