And She Did.
But before I show you how much fun they had without me. Here is a little bit of background info on the area where they went today.
The picture above is of My Vickies second search and rescue partner McKenna. The picture was taken during a break time on a search for a missing snowmobiler. Poor McKenna and all the other teams including My Vickie were exhausted after three days of searching.
The search area was way way up in the mountains and the only way to get there quickly was by helicopter.
The weather was so bad that the prospect of flying in the little thing scared My Vickie to death. You see she is not really that brave....in fact, she is pretty nervous about a whole ton of things she had to do in search and rescue. But this day, it was horrible white out conditions and the place the chopper was landing was on the edge of a cliff. When it brought the teams to the drop off point to let them out, only one of the skids actually touched the ground. The helicopter pilot balanced the beast long enough for teams to get out then flew off.Where we start our hike up to the demonstration site, is where the command post was that day. It isn't scary now for My Vickie, but it is full of tons of memories of that search. When I get to go with her, we start at the parking lot and hike up to a big building where school kids get to go and have a sleep over. They get to ski, and snow shoe and do all kinds of other fun stuff.
My favorite part is when we arrive and I walk into this big room with hundreds of kids. All of them excited to see ME. I just go right into the middle of that pile of kids, find me a bunch that know how to "Treat a Guy".....lay down and just let them pet me till their hands cant do it anymore.
Today Tucker and Murphy got the whole group and I stayed home. I am very sad about this.
The kids learned how to make a tin foil shoe print.
And like yesterday, they learned how to stay dry and comfy if it rained on them. After seeing Murphy as a model yesterday, we decided that it is now his job every time......
He really knows how to pull it off.
So I leave you today with those facts and photos and a great excitement in my spirit because tomorrow I DO Get to go and do my Hospital Visits. It may not be hiking in the mountains but at least I can get out of this house.........