Monday, October 12, 2009

My First Family Camp Experience

Things I learned from Family Camp...

*It isn’t called Big Sandy for nothin’. (thanks, Christine)

*Everyone brings a part of Big Sandy home with them no matter how much they try to clean and leave it behind…

*Red clay turns orange when wet.

*You CAN start a fire in the rain with enough lighter fluid.

*When tent camping in the rain, it's probably a good idea to have a backup.

*One rule to repelling….don’t look down. 50 feet looks much taller from the top of the wall than from the bottom.

*In regards to the repelling rule…do remember that you come in contact with the ground at some point.

*One more point on repelling....if you listen closely, you can hear the ALERT Cadets laughing as you leave...

*I would have lost weight at FC from all of the walking had there not been a coffee bar…

*There is always someone willing to lend a helping hand.

*Forget fixing your hair. What’s the point?

*Forget packing plenty of clean clothes. Again, what’s the point?

*Good shoes are a must.

*Bikes are a must.

*Ponchos are a must.

*Don’t pick the old horse on the trail ride.

*Do attend the sessions, they are so very encouraging.

*Don’t go barefoot, the sticker burrs have steel barbs on them, I’m sure of it.

*Do take plenty of healthy snacks, the concession stand is evil…

*A fly swatter can be your best friend in the bath house.

*Hamburgers and peanut butter taste better in Big Sandy.

*You can find the biggest blessings in the most unlikely places.

*Lew Sterrett is awesome.

*The Duggars are awesome.

*The Bates are awesome.

*The staff is awesome.

*The friends you make are awesome.

*You'll never want to come home.


Angie said...

praise the Lord you are home...
When can we get together? The children just asking about the Findley family and wondering how you all were doing!
I sure have missed my friend and chatting with her!

Please please call me when you have time.

Megan said...

Forget the lighter fluid, the Pooles & McCaffertys used propane (and a little electric fan) :D

The Praying Chicken said...

Loved this post! Sounds like you had a great time of food, fellowship, encouragement and learned a few things for next time.

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