It was another successful weekend camp out for bwca.com members here in central Illinois. In attendance were:
Coriolis (John) and Doris Nojobro (Nola), Phantom (John), Bronwyn, Linnea and Booker Rapid Runner (Scott) and Samantha Maxxbhp (Bill) and Diana (Mrs Maxx) JCavenagh (Jim) Salukiguy, Mrs Saluki, 3 Little Salukis, and Snuggles Chicagored (Mitch) AndySG, Marsha, and Lucy giddyup (Mona) Aaron79, Eric and Austin sking (Scott)
True to the event's Southern nature, the weather was warm, sunny and dry. T-shirts, shorts and sandals was the uniform of the day, and there were some red faces, arms, legs, and feet by Saturday night. Luckily, ice, ice cream treats and showers were available at the park. Events included canoeing, fishing, pot luck supper, tales of camping and canoeing, many games of bag toss, and checking the mutts for ticks. I truly hope all the attendees enjoyed this event as much as Marsha and I did. And thanks to the youngsters who helped us by entertaining Lucy for the weekend. She's done nothing but sleep since we got home at Noon today.
Glad you all had a great timeand had fantastic weather! Like Zulu said: Doesn't seem right to have a wingnight when you are not wearing extra layers and raingear. Thanks for the pictures and all your hard work. Especially love the picture with Lucy sleeping in the lawn chair! Priceless.
C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E: Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.
What a thrill this was meeting and socializing with other BWCA members. I actually found out I work at the same place as one of them. Further coincidences occured when with another family showing up with a girls the same ages as mine. Thanks to Andy and Marsha for putting this on. Next time I'll have to arrive before dark so I can find the place. The kids had a great time and can't wait to go on the next camping trip.
quote AndySG: "And BTW, someone left a navy blue bag chair? Jim?" Yup. Enjoy it in good health! I was up and out early on Sunday. What a great time. Friday night=no bugs at all and those stars!!! Wow! Saturday morn was an easy laze around. I planned my hike in cool and calm. Saturday afternoon, I went for a hike on the Governors Trail in the NW section of the park. That park is HUGE. We ate until it hurt on Staurday night and then most of us couldn't really move much. And when maxx started out with, "Oh, this is funny..." we knew our bellies were gonna hurt from laughing. Thanks, everyone, and especially Andy, & Marsha for a great time!
LNT - The road to success is always under construction.
quote maxxbhp: "quote Aaron79: "Maxx was a trip! Loved his stories!! " Those were stories I felt comfortable with in a family setting, next time we'll put the kids to bed....;-)" I am looking forward to next time ;)