Our arrival was greeted by camp staff on horse back ready to lead us down to a big stage coach. There we were led out of our van to be welcomed and photographed. We then loaded on a old pick-up to ride to the main lodge while...get this....they unloaded our van!! I kid you not. All 1300 miles of stale fries, gooey napkins, and about a hundred pistachios that had just spilled. When we got to our van, I promise you , it was cleaner than when we left. Honestly, from a parents perspective, that was the best gift ever! The second best part (from a mom's perspective) was that all of the meals would be served to us at our table. No deciding what to cook, where to eat, dealing with "but I don't want that tonight". It was just there and it was wonderful. It was all great food and even better (they really have this thing down pat on how to get the parents there), we actually got to have a dinner without the kids. We sat with some of our Memphis friends and laughed, visited and had a great time.
Our week, it looked like, would be filled with more adventure than we would be able to handle. The first morning was a camp-wide horseless rodeo, filled with team competitions. We all participated in some races, but by far the best was David. He had to run, spin around 10 times with his head on a wooden horse. and then run back. Yes, it was as funny as it sounds and David did not disappoint. He even made the cut for the weeks video!
|Do you see the flying french toast in the upper left corner?|
Yes, Jake caught it!
|Katie and David on our first ropes course run.|
|The Aspen Grove where we had a couple of meals.|