This past Wednesday was the last day of school. My class went on a sand dune hike to Good Spirit Lake. I have never been to Good Spirit Lake let alone on an actual sand dune. It was actually really cool.
It took about an hour to get there, and when we got there it felt good to be in the cool lake breeze. We played at the park for a little while until we were ready to set out. We first went through the forest. It was really cool because we saw Deer tracks and what looked to me like wolf tracks. The claw marks looked like it. We also saw these cool flowers.
Most of the people went wading into the water. I did too, but not very far in as some people. The water was cold at first, but it was cool too. There were lots of sticks, vines and… Minnows. There were a lot of Minnows in the lake.
The sand dunes were the real deal! We were going up and over dunes. They were very steep, sandy hills. My legs killed by the time I got home. Tiring but actually pretty epic. There was poison ivy all down the hill and at the bottom was a sign that said ‘Caution Poison Ivy’. Everyone was screaming poison ivy as they passed. The funny part… someone almost fell into it 🙂 Listening comes in handy don’t you think 😉 There was a trail going through the forest so we took that. We went off the trail back onto the beach after about 5 minutes… I know, short timing. We got a fair ways across ’till we had to go back.
The trip back was horrid, we got lost. We were walking across grassy areas, sandy beaches and metal trails. We stopped to wait for the stragglers. As I looked around, I saw this cool plant, so I wanted to pick it up and look at it. Yea, wrong idea… it was thorny and when I finally got a piece off, we had to go. Time well spent I must say…NOT! My pinky, which played a huge part in getting it off started to itch and swell like a bug bite. It took like… 5 hours to get back (in retrospect it only like half an hour to a full hour) Once we got back, we played on the park that was there.
We were in the park area for about an hour. Fun but a long hour. I spectated a game of grounders, by leading the person who was it to the others. Then it shifted to CTF (Capture The Flag) We were playing for about half an hour. It was rough I tell you… I got caught once. When we finally got the flag, they started a new game. But, when the teams were picked… it got a little unfair. So, most of us quit. There was this pavilion or gazebo (I don’t know what it’s called) and some people went there. My friend found what looked like dead baby birds. But, they turned out to be alive (thank gosh). Nothing special – we didn’t touch them and left them for the parents.
Then, we had to go. The bus driver was driving WICKED FAST! (Saskatchewan Slang, sorry ;)) It took shorter then the ride to then the ride from. It was a good day, a good day.