Bryan and I spent all day Friday hanging out with our friend John hiking and rock climbing. We started at Greenwood Furnace and hiked up to the fire tower, but we stopped along the way to eat and eat and eat the wild blueberries! yum. After a real meal at Sheetz we ventured out to Donation rocks for an arm-burning afternoon of over-hangy climbs. It was great, but my forearms are killing me, Bryans foot hurts and John busted his knee. We all swung a bit more than usual…. blaming it on the damp rocks. =)
Sunday and Monday Bryan and I packed a few things into a dry bag and Dad dropped us and two kayaks along the Little Juniata river. We floated, splashed in the rapids, got a bit sunburned, watched the frequent trains go by, and ended up near Alexandria where we were booked at a B&B. They picked us up along the river and we enjoyed an evening to ourselves. In the morning we put in at the Frankstown branch at the B&B and continued our float all the way into Huntingdon. Along the way we had to portage around a sizeable hydro dam.
It’s been a great summer vacation in PA. You never realize how much there is to do here until you live elsewhere. Tomorrow he heads home to Korea. We will join him again after a few more weeks.