Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Road Trip Confessions

Shhhhh.... Don't tell... We broke the law. Just an itty bitty little law. You know, the one that says you are not supposed to bring wood from one place to another? Well, we brought a stick home with us. All the way From New York, into Canada, then back to the states.

Now, if you have been following our family's road trip, you can go back to the blog "Two Moose, A Ninja and The Destruction of the Death Star" to see this stick in action. It was found by Finn on our hike in the Adirondacks. He literally found like five sticks and he carried them all for the last mile of the hike. back in camp, I made him choose the one he like the best. Once he made his choice, well, he made it clear he did not want to part with it.

Oh, we told him about "The Stick Law". We kept reminding him that we would have to part with it at the next camp ground. "Play with that stick, cause it's your last day with it". The kids would use the stick at each campsite as a form of entertainment, to pass the time. Finn and Charlotte got pretty good at tossing it back and forth to each other. They would get farther and farther apart while tossing the stick. Then they started making up routines with the stick, mostly spinning it around and twirling it around their body. Where they learned this or even got the idea is beyond me. I'm thinking maybe "Mulan", "Kung Fu Panda" or "Zena: The Warrior Princess".
Not sure. They sure provided us with excellent evening entertainment though.

So, we were about to leave our site in Mississiagi, (Canada) and we had to make a decision. Should we take the stick or not? We told Finn he couldn't take the stick home. AND HE WAS OK WITH IT! "It's just a stick you guys!" Jamie and I looked at each other in amazement and disbelief. OK, well, let's get a picture of Finn and his stick.

Just look at how cute he is!!! Jamie said, "I think I'm gonna miss that stick more than he is". "Me too! We can get it home and varnish it so it doesn't spread 'stick germs'".


  1. Sticks are very, very important! We have quite a collection here ourselves. Can't say we've ever trafficked them the way you did,though!

  2. We also seem to have a wide variety of sticks that the kids collect from our campsites. I won't tell if you don't. ;)

  3. My son is a total stick freak. He collects sticks everywhere we go. We have a bush in front of our living room window. He stashes his sticks behind the bush. But about every 6 months the maintenance people come through and clean out his stick collection. He is devastated for a few days and then starts collecting again. His favorites stay in his bedroom.