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sidekicknicholas 06-10-2013 1:44 PM

Newly adopted cousins - Pirate Day on the lake (pic heavy)
 
Years back my Aunt and Uncle adopted two kids from Russia and the one absolutely LOVED Pirates of the Caribbean ... It was the one and only movie on loop at their orphanage... so honestly the only thing he saw for the first 2/3 years of his life besides his crib. Somehow this fact came out and it was coming up on their second summer as part of our family so we figured we would play off the Pirate theme and have a pirate day.

....here is a summary of the day!
Left our house/beach in the morning with my brother, mother, fiance' and myself.
Our pirate ship -
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Mom dressed for the day
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Picked up the kids at their house... they were given a note in riddle form a few days prior and had to work on decoding it.... Younger brother Ryder (left), me, and the older brother Hunter (right)
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Re-reading the first clue
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About to set sail ... first clue led us to our grandmother's house down the lake a little ways
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Hunting for the second clue
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PIRATE FLAG!
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Second clue at Grandma's
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Third clue led us to a small island on the lake... searching for the clue
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The clue lead us into an ambush!!!!
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Battle on the high-seas
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After the battle and some of our crew was kidknapped, we headed to find the next clue and have lunch
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The next clue was sunken underwater like 6 ft and guarded by alligators... so we had to hide under a flipped canoe to find it .... Ryder sizing up the gators
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Brother loading the kids into the canoe
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Found the clue, killed the gators
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Last clue... we go onto dry land for one last epic battle
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NO PRISONERS!
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They found the map from the evil pirates and now to locate the treasure
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One last surprise pirate guarding the "X" that marked the spot
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Found it... time to dig
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Finished with a cookout, watching Pirates of the Caribbean outside on a projector and lots and lots of beer.
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mjfan23 06-10-2013 1:51 PM

Wow...Props... Talk about a well put together idea for the kids.

bcrider 06-10-2013 2:53 PM

that's awesome! I'm sure they loved it.

monkey_butt 06-10-2013 2:56 PM

major production here ... congrats ... the beer was likely the easiest task ... beyond the fact that you must have a really busy day at work ;-)

sidekicknicholas 06-10-2013 3:12 PM

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beyond the fact that you must have a really busy day at work ;-)
Haha!
Yeah, today was a lot of hurry up and wait.... Hopefully we can get out this week, but there is a 50/50 chance I'll have to take off tomorrow through the end of the week of work, if not.... more waiting.


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I'm sure they loved it.
They did, probably too much since they're calling for another one..... as if treasure is that common.

monkey_butt 06-10-2013 3:24 PM

np - it's butter out there tonight ... wind is not worth to mention ...

ian_ashton 06-10-2013 5:28 PM

This is the coolest thing I've seen on WakeWorld all year. Well done!

zimme 06-10-2013 5:47 PM

Wow this is awesome. These kids will never forget this... well done.

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grant_west 06-10-2013 7:30 PM

That's great thanks for including pic's and sharing. Im sure they want to know "when is the next adventure"

brett33 06-11-2013 7:08 AM

awesome! great job putting that all together and sharing it!

chillinoj 06-11-2013 7:52 AM

Impressively done and what a great idea!

deuce 06-11-2013 9:07 AM

Sweet! Thanks for sharing!

bftskir 06-11-2013 9:14 PM

now they just need to go to Disneyland and go on the ride....my favorite.

wakereviews 06-12-2013 7:49 AM

That is very cool. props

jonblarc7 06-12-2013 8:49 AM

They will never forget that.

awesome!!!!!!!

fly135 06-12-2013 12:16 PM

Epic!

ripr 06-14-2013 7:49 AM

VERY cool man!

bryce2320 06-19-2013 3:19 PM

Wow, very awesome!!

bruizza 06-19-2013 5:22 PM

Very cool man! Respect for putting that all together.

fullonsalesgrp 06-30-2013 7:54 AM

That's so RAD Nick !


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