Saturday, August 9, 2014

8/9/2014 Happy Birthday Smokey the Bear!

(Damascus, VA)

Today we celebrated Smokey the Bears 70th birthday.

Unfortunately, it’s a rainy weekend and we had more adults, including the staff than we did kids.

I spent part of my shift at the gatehouse making Smokey’s birthday card which everyone signed.

I didn’t get a picture of the front cover darn it.

We gathered at the playground situated between the two campground loops at six.  Shortly thereafter Smokey was escorted in.

The story of Smokey the Bear was told by a staff member from our sister park.

It had been many years since I heard the story of this iconic bear.  Below Smokey is letting everyone know that his paws were burned in the wildfire.


After the story was over it was time for pictures with Smokey.

Todd & Amanda…

Jackie who is a camp host in our group area.

I couldn’t stand by and watch everyone else having fun with the bear so I set claim his lap too.

Look at my arms,,,,no tan!

Next came ice cream and cake.

We got through the party before the drizzle started.  Rain.  Again.

We have 23 days to go.  Hitch itch is full blown now, we gotta get on the road.

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