On October 21st 46 families traveled north to the beautiful Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Fl. We were treated to one of the most beautiful natural springs. The water was crystal clear and cold. We saw manatees and many other fish enjoying the clean waters. The highlight was tubing to the spring head and enjoying the natural beauty. There was wild life all over the place with raccoons, armadillos and peacocks roaming the grounds. On Saturday night we gathered together for our first every Corn Ceremony to celebrate the harvest. We have over 40 carved pumpkins to mark the ceremony. Each child threw a handful of corn into the fire, returning our small kernels of thanks for all that you have given us. Then we made tons of s’mores. We were also treated to the coolest weather in a long time, with overnight temps dipping into the low 50’s.
On Saturday Sept 10th – 133 dads and kids invaded the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale. We started off with a pizza dinner and then had went to our lab. We built roller coasters out of foam tubes and masking tape. There were some amazing designs and some even worked. I think the dads had as much fun as the kids. After the labs, we had the run of the museum. The Mars rover and flight simulator were very popular. We tried in vain to get the kids to sleep by midnight, but even turning off all the lights didn’t help. Everyone had a great time.
The Great Sun Nation got some good press today in the Sun Sentinel. Click on link to read the story about Chief Chupacabra.
What a ‘cool’ event! We had 139 skaters and lot of dads and moms as spectators on ice skates for 3 hours at Incredible Ice in Coral Spring. Included In the above number were 31 dads and kids which are prospective members. Everyone had a great time and it was a relief from the extreme heat outside. This was our first ever Ice Skating party. It was also a great reunion and kick off to the camping season. We would like to thank the Seneca for setting up this great event. Thanks for all that came today and we hope to make this an annual tradition
On Saturday May 7th, the Great Sun Nation, along with the Timucuan Nation of Jacksonville, collected money to help fund research to cure juvenile cancer. This is our second year of collecting money for this great cause. We want to recognize Ed Bittman for organizing this event and being the leading fund raiser. We raised over $3500. I know next year we can do much more. Thank you to the Arawak, Dorado, Dakota, Seneca and Shoshone tribes for helping man the tables and collect the money.