What a busy and fun-filled week we had. We began our adventures with two days of mountain biking at La Tierra. The kids got to try cross-country riding, learned how to brake, climb and descend. We talked about the Ready Position, and used our new knowledge on the Flow Trail and the Wee Whoops. In the afternoon we spent some time trying out the small jumps in the terrain park, and then playing Capture the Flag and Baby Squirrel, among other games, when we needed a break from the sun and heat of riding.
On Wednesday we packed up and headed to Abiquiu Lake for two days of kayaking, swimming, jumping into the water, fishing, eating, playing games, story telling, singing, and sleeping! Everyone challenged themselves to jump off the rocks into the water at their own level. It was impressive to watch the kids expand their perceived limits and try something new. The photos tell all!
Steve, our kayaking guide, led the keen kayakers for a good long kayaking along the shore of the lake. Most campers had been kayaking before, and several were trying it for the first time.
We returned to Santa Fe Thursday with time for an ice cream stop at Bode’s, a sweet reward after all of our fun in the sun.
The Friday Finale was a great day to play games at the Big T. Everyone was tired from camping and a low-key day was the perfect way to round out our action-packed week!