It is always good to have the group from Whitesburg up to the camp. The RA's and Challengers do a group camp out in the fall and a separate one in the spring. The more I get to know these men the better I like them. Tim Lawrence, Richard Silar, Ray Romine and John Crocker represent quite a few years in the ministry when you add it all up....somewhere around 1,000 I believe.
The group brought a surprise with them when they came up this time...a brand new grill. John Crocker told me that they wanted to donate this to the camp. I thanked them all many times for this most generous gift as it is a wonderful asset.
Speaking of John, I heard him mention something to the younger guys about the Lake Monster. Just when I thought this had passed completely out of memory. Very few know anything about this and we had hoped it would just remain a legend, but there John was talking about it in broad daylight! Now he should know that only on certain nights when the moon is full is the thing even capable of leaving the lake, and even then for just a few hours. There really is no need of me even talking about this ... but there have been a couple of times when whole suet feeders have come up missing, coupled with strange sounds outside of the RV. Oh, and there was that one time down at Serenity Pond where I saw a head come up out of the water that was so big that.......oh wait it surely had to be an Alligator Snapping Turtle.
Anyway, I took a few more pictures and then most everyone pulled out around lunchtime. I secured everything down and then later settled into an afternoon of college football.