Star Spangled Success

Oh, where do I start?  Memorial Day Weekend at the Cove was a rip-roaring good time this season!

In honor of Memorial Day, the park was jam packed with red, white, and blue opportunities to express American patriotism, and celebrate a weekend of remembrance during the usual boating and fishing.

The weekend was introduced with a vivacious vulture activity, complete with lots of slimy, drooly vultures greeting visitors at the “Vulture Tree” in Deschutes Campground.  They put on quite the show!

 

 The Hosts and Cove Crew came together to bring visitors multiple fun options on Saturday, wind n’ all.   Park goers could “see, grab, and nest” like an eagle during our Bald Eagle Day activities at Crooked River Day Use.  The biggest hit:  using “litter pickers” as talons to quickly SwwwOOOOP and grab weights like an eagle would with it’s talons!  Turns out that hunting for fish like an eagle takes precision, momentum, and skill!

Star-Spangled S’mores and Trivia were a BLAST on Saturday night!  I discovered a neat way to make a “tie’dye”effect of red and blue on marshmallows (you wet them first!) using food coloring.  The winners of trivia got a second round of s’mores!

Speaking of tie-dye, that took up most of Sunday!  Anticipated to be a sleepy, slow Sunday, nearly 45 people showed up with their clean socks, t-shirts, and pillowcases to tie-dye them red, white, and blue.  (Can you tell I like to tie-dye?)  Kiddos also got the opportunity to paint a “Memory Maker” cobblestone.

 Kids and adults alike got an opportunity to sport their fancy new tie-dye fashions during our 1st Annual Cove Palisades State Park Memorial Day Weekend Parade (Say that 5 times fast!)  It was so wonderful to see campers deck out their bikes, helmets, scooters, and more to celebrate in remembrance of Memorial Day with a march around the campground.  Those who had hot-dogs cooked gave a big cheer for the parade goers as they marched on by.  Leading the way, our awesome Cove hosts, myself, and Jr Beaver!  Good showing: over 100 people!

 We had lots of fun getting one of our hosts into the JR Beaver suit.  Would you guess it takes nearly 6 people to get that suit on?  Lots of laughs.

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Posted on July 22, 2012, in Events, Wildlife. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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