It’s not often that Chance and I sign up for the group Kinship events anymore. Chance is now 13 and now after 6 years we kind of have a routine of what we like to do when we hang out together. However, when this event was emailed out, looking at the pictures from last year, I couldn’t believe we had missed this for two years already!
On Saturday July 26th Chance and I made the drive to Pine River to be a part of this event. We had no idea what we were in for, we just knew it was Jeeps and big wheels and we were in! We could not have asked for a better day. What a time we had!
The kids were able to pick which Jeep they wanted to ride in and Chance picked out a black one which turned out to belong to our driver Owen, who had come with two other drivers to help from the Grand Rapids group, Grizzly Off Roaders. We had so much fun! We spent the morning in an open pit area where we climbed hills and rocks and even got stuck once or twice. I was in the back seat and I have to say my seat belt worked great! We then took off through some great trails in some beautiful country.
We stopped for lunch that was put on by the Lakes Area Wheelers. Good food and good talk. It was fun to talk with the other Kinship kids as they were all having a blast. A couple of the kids though they had not got dirty enough on their ride so far (little did they know that would soon be remedied.)
Then we were off again and cruising through the hills and trails at all sorts of angles you wouldn’t think possible. It was an incredible day and it went by so fast! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Kinship for this event. AND of course thank you to Lakes Area Wheelers and the Grizzly Off Roaders for your generosity of time and vehicles with this great group of kids. We had an amazing time and memories that I know neither Chance nor I will soon forget.