It was a wonderful vacation up in the Maine wilderness this past week. As a matter of fact, every vacation we have ever taken in the Maine wilderness has been wonderful.

You see, we have been travelling up to Eustis, Maine to Cathedral Pines Campground for years and years. It is the perfect stay-cation here in Maine because it's still within a couple hour drive from home, but still gets you out of that pesky cellphone service.

Cathedral Pines Campground is a beautiful wooded resort set among the tall (non-native) pines in northwestern Maine up past Sugarloaf Mountain on route 27. The lake sits on is Flagstaff Lake, and is the 4th largest lake in Maine. It is actually man-made and years ago flooded out the town of Flagstaff Maine, but that's a story for another time.

Our vacation this year timed out perfectly with that of my mom's side of the family. This was perfect for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which was that our oldest son, Evan, got to hang out and play with his cousins all week.

Evan has never been much of a 'thrill-seeker' per se, never the kid who wanted to go on the 'BIG' rides at the fair, so the other day when he asked me if he could go jump off a bridge with his cousins, I was a little taken aback.

I know it is something the family does each year when they are up there, and an adult always jumps first just to double check the depth for safety, so of course I let him ago. Honestly, it's not even that high up in the air, though I can tell you that definitely would not have jumped!

I was a little skeptical that Evan would go through with the big jump, but much to my surprise, he did it seven times. Don't believe me? Just watch!

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