So. First camp out of the year. And if it is any indication on how the rest of the camp outs will go this year...its going to be a fantastic year. Have I mentioned before how much I love these girls???
We left early so we could make dinner at the site. The girls love to do a canned food night...where they each bring a can of something and we stick it over the fire right in the can and then they eat out of the can. That is my Progresso soup night. LOL. This trip we had 10 girls and two adults with another girl and her mom joining us the next day.
Most of our girls went to bed early that night. Even the ones that requested a night hike disappeared to their tents earlier than normal. And the rains/thunder started about 10pm and thats when the last called it quit. We did have two girls that were not feeling real well and were homesick so the boss had her hands full reading them to sleep.
The next morning was not only colder...the whole site was covered in boot sucking mud. By lunch the girls were all ready to go home. And I was cringing because I was putting 5 mud covered girls in my 2 month old van. You see, the Mr. is rather picky about his cars. Makes being a Girl Scout leader a challenge for sure...because they are some messy, trash leaving, kind of girls. So I pulled out my sheet and towel and threw them on the carpet to try damage control. Worked pretty well.
And the temp just kept dropping so by the time we got home we were all very tired and very cold and everyone was so glad to see their parents.
It was a great first camping trip for the year.
Looking forward to the next one.