We didn’t get to the camping grounds (Knoebles in Pennsylvania – about 2.5-3 hours away from our NJ home) until about 8:30 or 9PM. It was a bit dark and tents were being set up mainly by the males. It took us a while to get to sleep because our little boys are used to their beds. It was really hot by the time we went to bed. Thankfully it cooled off a bit in the middle of the night. Of course I’m an early bird and woke up at about 5:30, got dressed, got Micah some milk (thankfully the ice kept everything cold for the whole HOT weekend), and read my Bible in the woods for a very short while before the boys woke up. We were the first ones awake (we went with some of the Jr. high youth group kids – I’m a youth leader).
At about 8 we had eggs, taylor ham (aka pork roll), and cheese on english muffins. We hung around a little bit while everyone else was getting ready. Then we headed out to the amusement park. for some fun. It was hot and muggy and rained a little bit before we got there.
Here is the Youth Pastor’s son Dominick and my Leto hanging out with him. They are really good friends and had so much fun together! They are 10 weeks apart (Leto is the older one). aw. friends! no mosquito bites for Leto either! Our bug spray must have been amazing.
Here’s Micah and Rob. I think we were listening to people talk. The woman in the back is one of the kid’s moms who went with us. She’s holding the Youth Pastor’s daughter.
I went on the log flume. I only went on about 3 rides, Rob went on two. We’re not much for rides, so we watched everyone else go on the roller coasters and such while spending time with each other and some of the kids that didn’t go on rides that others went on.
After a couple of hours we all ate lunch together. This is the youth pastor’s wife and daughter.
Then some kids went on more rides. This is Ronnie who didn’t want to go on one of the roller coasters.
We went swimming afterwards. My hair of course got all messed up and this is after we came back from swimming. We were there for a few hours. They had a little wading pool and we went in there for the longest time with the boys. We then ate dinner on the burner and I used the camp fire. . that Rob built (although some of the girls were trying to build the fire for three hours while we were swimming, and it took him 2 minutes). Here I am with one of the girls (Melissa).