Monday, July 10, 2006


 Well, vacation has sadly come and gone. We went to Big Sur and it was beautiful. The Central coast of California is my favorite place in the world. We went with some friends and their children. It was wonderful weather in the 70's with a cool breeze.

 We stayed at a campground with the Big Sur river running through it. The river is crystal clear and only about ankle deep in most places with some deeper parts. It has a current that you can tube on. It was fun to walk and find places where people had built little waterways to tube down.

 There was a  bridge to cross into the campground from the road. In the middle is a few metal pipes to let the water flow through and a bigger wooden part in the middle. People were tubing under this part and of course Conner sees this and wants to do it. We didnt understand that we needed to bring tubes so we brought just a couple of mats. So Marty and  I go to the camp store to buy a couple of tubes and our friend Gwen stayed with the kids till we got back.

 We are standing buying the tubes and Gwen brings Conner up and he is all wet and she says, ''He just got the ride of his life"!!!! He has got a frightened look on his face and she said," He got sucked down one of the little pipes trying to get into the bigger open part of the bridge." He had a cut finger and a scraped chest but was really just shaken up.

  I walk over and look at where he has gone down and realize it is pretty much a miracle that he is still alive. As you may remember, a few blogs back I wrote that he really can't swim well at all. He got pulled under water and into a dark tube and made it out.I guess he got caught up on a rock in the middle and pushed himself up and over it to get out. Gwen was at the end waiting for him and pulled him out of the water.

 All I can do is post the pics and let you judge for yourself but I spent the whole night thanking God for bringing him out of the tube.

Look in the pics for the images.

Where he went in is second tube to the left
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Where he came out is second to the rightPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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