Dia duit! Fáilte chuig mo bhlag! After Deirdre and Lilly left, all of the girls in the room swarmed me, begging for answers.
"Well, talk about family drama!" Julie tittered, followed by snickers from Stephanie.
"Oh dear, I sure hope those two get back home safe!" Caroline whispered.
"THIS is what we get for letting Europeans in our Time Traveling Base." Molly groaned, followed by a harsh glare from Emily.
"Reckon I should ride Jackson around the Base and look for them?" Nicki asked with genuine concern.
I'll admit, I normally like a lot of attention, but after what happened it was just too much. Dani seemed to realize my hyperventilation, because she pulled me aside and asked me if I wanted to go play outside, to get my mind off of "things."
The first thing we played on was the slide. I slid down first, with Addy in my lap.
Then Dani slid down, with me at the edge waiting for her.
Next, we decided to venture into the woods. In order to get into the woods, however, we had to climb over the rock wall surrounding the Midcoast MTTB. The snow had surprisingly melted since my arrival, so we didn't get too wet.
In order to get over the fence, we had to put our feet in exactly the right places.
I had gotten a head start since I slid down the slide first, and was a bit ahead of Dani...
...but she caught up eventually.
It seemed to take forever to get my leg up and over the rock, but I did after a bit of struggling and some help from Dani.
Addy climbed the wall with us, too!
After we climbed the rock wall, we hopped onto a log and crossed a sea of lava.
This was much too dangerous for the dolls, so we left them behind.
The log was pretty thin and unstable, so I had to hold my arms out for balance.
The log was also a little slippery from the previous snow, and Dani and I weren't exactly wearing shoes with the best treads...
I almost slipped off multiple times!
I felt bad for Dani, because she kept having to wait for me to move while I regained my balance!
After we crossed the log, Dani and I found a tree perfect for climbing.
Addy climbed it, too!
Although I tried to act brave so Dani wouldn't see how frightened I actually was, I kept a hand on the tree at all times. There was NO way I was going to let myself fall.
Most of the time I kept my feet firmly planted on a branch.
But as I became more confident, I allowed them to swing freely through the air.
I climbed much higher than I ever thought I'd be able to!
Just look at how close I am to the top of the tree!
Once I didn't dare to climb any higher, I clung to the tree tightly and waited for Dani to catch up.
Although the start of the visit was a big rocky, I had a ton of fun visiting Dani and MOST of her friends. I can't wait until I get to see her again, as long as a certain someone isn't there with her. Thanks for the great adventures, Dani!