We left these kids, with Archie and the beautiful birchbark canoe, on the banks of the Dolltown River. They found a plant fossil in the canoe, a long moosehide belt, and some beads!
They lifted the canoe up so they could see more. And then they headed downstream to find a little tributary or puddle to try out the tiny canoe...
Then Channing arrived with the girls who had been at the Country Music Museum, still in their rodeo outfits...
And they made several more amazing finds in the canoe!
Family treasures that fascinate the children!
And there is a brief quiet at the Dolltown River clearing as one group leaves.
Just the sounds of the birds chirping, and water splashing.
(Water splashing? Wait, did I leave the water on in the kitchen?)
Channing, Lula, and Evie at the River...
Wait til Lula finds the rock fossil! Lula loves rocks.
Xennia, Tink, and Owen arrive too...
And Lula finds the rock fossil the other kids found in the canoe!
And Evie admires the beading!
The children check out the moosehide, the fossil rock, the beads...
And then Tink and Xennia find a golden fish and an old gold pocket watch.
After chatting about the treasures, these kids decide to find their friends.
They can hear laughter downstream...
It's just as well that they are on the way!
We can hear another group arriving from upstream!
There is just so much space in this little clearing!