some bits of Helena that we explored.
naturally we did not go inside the buildings. that would have been tresspassing.
we followed Dad through most of the explorations; and when we got to a spot that was gated, Dad found a path to the side that went past a gap in the fence and through a large patch of vines.
Connor: Is it safe to go through there?
Me: Of course. Dad wouldn't take us through if it wasn't safe.
Sharon: Oh, right, HA!
Sharon: Dad isn't allergic to poison oak. You should ask the Cunningham boys how safe it is to "follow Dad" someday.
Dad just shrugged. Getting poison oak probably builds character anyway.... like that time my mom had to make a pee stop in the woods (can you tell what's coming? can you?) and wasn't paying attention to where she squatted..(yep, just what you thought). She had to wear an apron on her front and saran wrap on her butt over the itch cream for DAYS. Her sister and her mother (who she and I lived with at the time) were constantly cracking up over it.
I'm sure she appreciates me sharing.