Water adventures

Last week I told you all about my favorite things. This week I want to share one of my adventures that didn't turn out to be a favorite, but it was still really cool to be able to look back and say that at least I tried!

One time when I went to summer camp with my human friends Julie and Michael, there was a lake and they challenged me to try canoeing. I always like a new challenge so off we went to the lake!

I was really excited until it came time for me to get into the canoe. It looked awkward enough for the humans, but for a giraffe! Let's just say, it wasn't easy! One of them had to hold the canoe steady, while the other helped me in.

To really go canoeing, requires rowing, and my hoofs don't hold on to oars very well. So they put me in charge of the hot chocolates, while they rowed.

We couldn't even really go out, because none of the life jackets fit me.

It was still a beautiful evening, as they rowed along the shore line, but when we got back, getting me out was a whole new adventure! I'm really glad they didn't get any pictures of me falling into the lake!

Needless to say, I don't think I will try that again! On the bright side, I am the only giraffe I know of who has even tried and I feel really proud that I did!

Afterwards we all sat around a roaring file and made smores. It was the first time I had ever had a marshmallow and boy are they sticky!

The next day we went to the beach and this time, I gave myself a challenge! I wanted to try surfing! I thought that would be much easier. I was wrong! And I'll tell you now, A mouth full of salt water is not fun!

Still, I am really glad that I tried it!

Later, I was playing and helping to build sandcastles with some children, when one of them wandered a little too far to fill their bucket and a wave crashed over her! Needless to say, her parents were terrified when they saw her disappear and ran in after her, but the waves kept knocking them back.

I ran into the water and Being a giraffe who is able to stand on four legs made it much easier for me to keep my balance and pull her out. She was scared, but thank God, unharmed.

Back on shore, everyone surrounded me. I felt famous! There was no lifeguard on duty that day, so they made me an honorary lifeguard for the day!

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