Sunday, October 6, 2019
First let us ask for prayers again for our friend Carol. She has her first chemo tomorrow.
So what did we do this weekend? Thursday night was another noisy night with train traffic and we got a slow start to our day on Friday as a result. It was cold and blustery, cloudy and scattered rain. We decided to stay home and do laundry and catch up on some business. In between showers we walked back downtown to the post office with mail and since the rain ended for a while we walked back to the marina and some other areas of town we had not visited before. The camp had Fall Family Fun Days beginning at 3:00 Friday afternoon and we were surprised at the number of RV’s and even tent campers that arrived in spite of the cold temperatures expected. There was a large crowd with lots of children and youth. All the events were free including zip line, mini-golf, laser/arrow tag, archery, hayrides, pumpkin painting, camp fires, donuts, roasted marshmallows and s’mores. Even the food was free. This is a weekend to introduce kids and their families to the camp in hopes of getting the kids back for summer camp. It was a very good weekend for the camp.
Saturday the weather improved and by mid-morning we were seeing some sunshine. We went to Bay City State Park and Tobico Marsh Nature Trail to hike. There was a well done museum at the visitor’s center and the ranger who greeted us was very knowledgeable about the area and the trails. There was a box turtle in a terrarium at the desk so we of course included Aunt Jean’s box turtle Newdul in our conversations. We hiked about 6 miles on the nature trail and the loop around the lagoon. We also walked down to the beach before heading back to Sebewaing. The trees are finally beginning the show some nice colors and with the sun and calmer winds, it was a wonderful day to be out in the woods.
Today we went to the early service at Trinity UMC, which is their more contemporary service. We were again warmly welcomed by the pastor and congregation. We have enjoyed our time of worship with this small group of believers. After worship, most of the team returned to the Lamplighter for brunch before returning to the camp. We had a pot luck tonight so some time was spent preparing our contribution to dinner. This afternoon, Bruce and Jackie set up a portable pickleball court for us in the youth center. They were the only ones who had played before. They were great teachers and soon we were all having a great time and getting some great cardio exercise even if we were just beginners at the game. Hopefully we will get some additional playing time in the afternoons this week. Thanks, Bruce and Jackie! It was a great weekend. Hope you all had a great weekend too. We have four more days to accomplish as much as possible for the camp. It will be a busy week.