Monday, May 26, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Two storm cells looming over Independence, MO proved to be too fierce for the Bass Pro Family Campout.  The event, which would have introduced beginner camping techniques to families, was unfortunately canceled due to the inclement weather.  Although we did not get camp under the stars, we were able to set up our booth inside the store next to the trout pond.  Outdoor enthusiasts were aplenty.  We encountered one woman who was a recycling fanatic.  She fills 12 recycling bins at her home alone each week!  We introduced her to ways she could protect the areas she enjoys recreating in by teaching her Leave No Trace skills and ethics.  She was pleasantly surprised to learn that she already practiced many of the techniques involved with Leave No Trace.  Despite the weather, we had a great time talking to the kids and families of Independence!  Safe Travels...
~Tracy and Kate, e-tour 2008

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