I don’t think I have ever had so much fun at Causey. I’m always hesitant to go because the water is freezing and I’m like a cat when it comes to that sort of thing. David and Amanda had invited us to go and I didn’t want to wimp out at the last second so we loaded up the car and invited the three redheads to come with us.
When we got there I wasn’t quite sure if I really wanted to swim or not but then I saw the cliff and knew I had to jump in at least once. As I climbed up to one of the ledges there was a man sitting there too afraid to jump. As I approached he asked me if I was going to jump and I replied “Oh yes, I love this sort of thing.” I plunged into the water and immediately climbed out and back up to the top again only to jump off the cliff once more. The man at the top jumped in eventually and the next time I saw him he stuck his hand up to me and said “High five, if you hadn’t gone I probably never would have.” I smiled knowing I had inspired him to jump even if it was simply because he didn’t want to be outdone by a girl.
I was amazed at how many people were there; almost as though the secret of Causey was finally getting out. There were people in canoes, paddle boats, rafts, and even floating on noodles. We bought Gooch a little puppy life jacket so we could swim across with him and that was probably what I loved the most. Watching him kicking and paddling out of pure fear of the water. Poor guy hates getting wet but it was awesome watching him swim back and forth to different people and seeing his little arms and legs starting to kick and paddle before he even touched the water.
After we’d been there for an hour or so I heard someone yelling our names. I looked down into the water and saw three rafts floating towards us. I yelled back “who are you?” It was Mary! I couldn’t believe it. Mary, Drew, Adam, and Becca had all come. I asked if she was going to get in and she said “No, I’m just here to relax,” as she lounged in her raft wearing her floppy hat and sunglasses.
When it was time to leave, I couldn’t find my camera and started to panic. I had hid my camera in some shrubs when I decided to swim and didn’t want to make the trek all the way back to the car. I couldn’t believe I had done that and now might not possibly be able to find it. I retraced my steps three times and went down two wrong paths before I finally found it. Next time I’ll be sure and leave some sort of marker.
I already can’t wait until we can go again. I was so sore the next day from all the swimming and paddling with Gooch but it was well worth it.