I was paired with Jay Kronfeld from Connecticut for the week. He has been coming here for about 14 years. He used to cross country ski, but his eye sight has gotten worse. Now he feels more comfortable snow shoeing. It had been many years since I last snow shoe-ed, but it came back to me. Jay taught me to guide him by holding a ski pole between us. That kept us from stepping on each other’s snow shoes. And he could follow me through turns. He has trouble hearing, so this worked well for us.
They serve us lunch at the site and we eat on tables outside. Today we had beef stew, pita sandwiches, salads and chips.
|the next generation of volunteers serving lunch|
|Mary with Kaye Dial from Detroit|
|"cousin" Vern Shafer serving Vern Specials|
|near the front door looking towards the back of the first tent|
|standing at the connection of the 2 tents looking into 2nd tent|
|looking back out to the front|
|everyone signs their name on the wall|
|our family names. difficult to read because of the snow on the outside of the tent|
We stayed for awhile to dance that evening. Once a night, this crew does a “chair dance”. Everyone that is mobile brings a chair to the dance floor. Then everyone dances with those in wheelchairs. Crazy bunch!!
|Kathy and Kari are twin sisters from Watertown, SD along with Mary and Don|
|everyone's ready to start|
|Dawn Srtska in green hat, Ms Wheelchair America, Karen Roy, in center, Kari Krumweide behind her|
|Ms Wheelchair America Karen Roy with Tara Knutson|
|Kylie Forth from Australia with Kari Krumwiedi of Watertown, SD|
|Kaye Dial and Kari|