The stories I have posted here may also be found on other parts of
the site, but I thought that having all of them in one place would
be easier for reading purposes. Some stories may not have fitted well
into other categories.
A Cattail Story
was doing a ride from Seattle to Vancouver (RSVP). We had been
told that her ride was going to be on a specific road, so the kids and
I headed in that direction. We began traveling up the road that we
were told that she would be traveling on. We weren't quite sure how
far we would go before we started being passed by the high-speed
riders doing a century ride vs. us the casual riders. As the day
progressed we had traveled quite far away from home and still had
seen no sightings of any of the group that she was riding with. I
began to wonder what had happened. We chose to not continue
going further away from home, but rather to stop and wait for the
other riders. So alongside the busy highway the kids and I waited...
and waited...and waited. We stayed for about two hours before
finally returning back home. During the time we were there the kids
became very creative with what was present to discover and play
with. The kids found some treasures in the dirt alongside of the
highway. Those didn't keep their interests very well for long though.
The thing that finally kept them entertained for most of the wait was
... the ... CATTAILS!
The kids were so funny!
Once at home the kids measured their cattails.
My son, Jason, had
Now when we see cattails I don't hear,"Mom
can we stop, I just
We later learned that we were on the wrong
road to meet the