Monday, October 26, 2015

Camp MACOBA Baby Shower

We may have had another first here at Camp MACOBA. Sunday afternoon the McNeals and a few others showed up to make preparations for a baby shower. 
There was plenty of food, and some very interesting decorations (but I have to admit, a camo-shower for a baby boy at the camp is a great idea)!
The temperature was just about right and the rain held off so everything went well. For a few of the folks it was their first trip to the camp.
I spent a several minutes mingling with the group before heading back to church.

FBC Huntsville's RA Campout

The First Baptist Huntsville RA's have been coming up to the camp for a long time. I was able to spend a little time with Wesley Blake who was making his last trip. Wesley said that best he could recall this was his 14th year. 
Charles and some other guys I spoke with said they had not yet put together a plan for when he would not be with them....seeing how Wesley is not only the set-up man but also the cook. Things went well with a couple of tarps hanging up to block off the breeze. 

The boys made their way to the outdoor recreation area where they participated in some air rifle practice and a bout of archery. Nick Farrow from Willowbrook was kind enough to help the boys out with the bow and arrows.
They did have the Christian juggler and entertainer/missionary and his family with them again this year. There was a little late night flashlight tag and then folks made it to their tents.

Girl Scout Troop 446

The girls were very active and all over the camp this past Friday night. 
There were crafts and food and somewhere around 50 girls out and about. They even went on a trail hike in the dark and finished up with a night time trunk or treat.
This photo is a little hard to see, but the trunk was covered in 'spider web', with a giant spider heading towards a giant fly!
They did not spend the night (this time) but it appears that everyone had a great time.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Meadow Drive Church Picnic

Saturday, the third day of October, was not a particularly beautiful day -- not the kind you associate with early October.  It was grey, wet, and very cool -- but that didn't stop the group from Meadow Drive Baptist from making their first trip out to the camp for a church picnic!

Early we hung some tarps around the pavilion, and their pastor, Steve Andrews, got a nice fire going in the fireplace.  As folks started rolling in, the rain stopped long enough for them to head down to the ponds to do some fishing:
From the looks of it, the fish were biting just fine!
Then the rain started up again and they gathered under the pavilion -- mostly on the end with the fire place - and enjoyed some food and fellowship. 
Including a game of checkers . . .
All in all, it was the perfect day for just hanging out in front of the fireplace!
They probably left a little sooner than they'd originally planned, but they left the place spic and span and we hope they'll come back again soon -- we'll try to have some prettier weather arranged for them!