Sunday, September 21, 2008

Camp post with no pics

Camping was simply amazing!  Now, it bothers me when people overuse this word, but truly, there is no other way to describe our week.  I regret to inform you that I have no pictures as of yet because of the stupid Mac.  (long story short, I am regretting this purchase)  Tomorrow I will be going to buy a new cord to get the pics off my camera and onto the Mactop.  
Warning : there are 250!  

The trip started off EARLY!!  We postponed the departure because of Ike from 11:00 a.m. to the next day at 5:00 a.m.  No worries, everyone was there except two that were sick.  Do not worry about that either, they caught a flight the next day and met us at the Ranch.  We arrived to the most beautiful campsite you could image in the Texas Hill Country.  Located on the banks of the Guadalupe River's North Fork, we were surrounded by rolling hills, steep, rocky "mountain" sides, and breathtaking views.  The first day was filled with ropes course activities, team building activities, and a mean game of ping pong.  Camp is known for a few things...the adult ping pong games are one of these things.  Now, I have not played ping pong since I was probably 8.  Except that one time I played with Robyn, a D1 collegiate tennis player, for an Amazing Race application video.  The guys were so patient in teaching me, and I actually played for hours and had a great time.  Robyn...bring it on!

I will spare you the play by play details of the week and just say that it was incredible.  The girls impressed me each and every day with their encouragement, strength, and perseverance.  Their fearlessness even pushed me to climb some of the stuff.  I can admit it now...I was completely nauseous and committed to the if-you-just-go-fast-it-will-all-be-over-soon theory.  I am sad to say that the camp out under the stars was cut short by a thunder storm at 3:30 in the morning.  Nothing wakes you up in the middle of the night like a mile and a half hike back to a cabin!

I want to also say that it was a joy to get to know some of my coworkers better as well as finally learn the girls' names.  It is so nice to be in a place where everyone enjoys the joys of what they do for a living.  I am sure you are tired of hearing that, but it is really so true.  Thanks for accepting me as the newbie and teaching me the ropes...literally and figuratively.


Just say Julie said...

Sounds like a great week for you. Can't wait to see your pics! And tell your mac to play nice with your camera :)

Columbia Lily said...

i'm so glad you had fun!