Thursday, July 11, 2013

Out and About

As we returned from church last night, there was quite a light show that greeted us.  It was almost like a strobe light going off as the lighting was everywhere.  It must not have been that close as we heard no thunder.  Round two was very different however as the thunder boomed throughout the night and the rain came hard.  The rain gage here at the camp showed 2.5 inches when I got up a little after daylight!

After coffee, part of my daily routine is to walk all the trails every morning except on Sunday.  According to my pedometer, that equates to 2 1/2 miles and usually takes me from 45 minutes to an hour depending on what I encounter on the trails.  This is a very good way to get my exercise in for the day and to get an idea of what is going on throughout the camp. 

No two mornings are exactly the same which makes for an interesting walk.  Yesterday I encountered two does, a skunk and a box turtle.  This morning there was less animal activity along the trails but the Secret Creek was wild and close to jumping it's banks !

We have a Girl Scout Group scheduled to spend the day up here tomorrow and Bevill's Chapel coming in on Saturday.  Camp MACOBA is such a beautiful place and both Denise and I love to have people up here.
Chris Wilson, Sam Kelly and some others are almost done on the "new swing project'.  They are doing such a fine job.  Because of the unusual spring, there were many projects which normally get done that were missed.  Even though I am retired now, (and loving it by the way), some of these are a little much for one person so we could sure use some help.
I am excited about the recently completed obstacle course and we have completed the evaluation stage and seeking to make a few improvements.  There are many ideas and plans for the future and I look forward to what God has in store for the camp !

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