What would summer be without Boy Scout camp, right? July was also the month for the boys to go to Camp Tracy. It is an awesome, permanent Boy Scout camp in Millcreek Canyon. They went for three days and I was able to take all the scouts from our troop on the last day of the camp. That equals four boys: Raef, Zach, Matt D., and Caden C.
They were able to pass off a bunch of stuff for their rank advancement. I helped them do the compass requirement. Actually, I just helped Raef and Caden. Matt and Zach finished before us. They asked if they could go do rock climbing while we finished. I told them they could and then about 15 minutes later I went to look for them. But, of course, they were not there. Then the hunt began. It soon ended at the pond and canoes. I saw them out there and waved for them to come in. Matt and Zach came right back and when they came to dock the boat, Zach was really upset and crying. I was a bit taken back by his emotional state. They both got out of the boat and Matt took off. Zach proceeded to tell me that Matt was keeping him hostage on the canoe because Matt wanted to canoe, and Zach did not. Matt is much bigger than Zach and so he was pretty much powerless. Zach begged him to go back to shore but he wouldn't.
Oh the drama of an 11 year-old mind.
Then they went swimming and everything was okay again.
Diving boards can make everything better.
It has been nice to have Rinar around more. Even though he travels a lot, he is able to work from home when he is in town. That means we have been able to go on a lot of lunch dates together.
One of our lunch dates was to the Serving Time Cafe. It is a cafe at the prison in Draper. It is run by female prison inmates. They get release time and work at this little cafe. Rinar and I tried it out and were pleasantly surprised. The food was darn good and it was a neat little place to eat.
We will definitely be going back again.