Greasy Cove General Store and the Mountain

Friday, October 2, 2020

After a morning of chores and NOMADS business, we drove over to the Greasy Cove General Store, which is just a few miles from the camp, to get a couple of bacon cheeseburgers from The Greasy Spoon Cafe inside the store. We saw the store featured on Absolutely Alabama a few weeks ago. One of our team members described it as a “mini-Cracker Barrel.” The store part is very quaint and they have a good selection of produce outside.

After lunch we hiked the mountain trail up to the chapel with Phil and Mary. It was a fun hike and just as strenuous as we remembered. We were glad to see that the wedding party had cleaned up after themselves.

It was a really good day!

Poison Ivy Tree

October 1, 2020

It was another beautiful fall day in north Alabama and the end of our first week at Camp Sumatanga. We have such a great, fun team to work with this year. We are getting to know our new friends Phil and Mary from Pennsylvania and Karla from Birmingham. We are really enjoying working with them. Welcome to NOMADS!

Sharon brought our devotion today using Isaiah 55:9 as the scripture. She reminded us that God’s ways are not our ways. God has a plan and has it all figured out. We need to trust him and remember He is in control. Thanks, Sharon. We all need that reminder from time to time.

Today the team completed the painting of the cabin, took the tables and chairs to the Chapel for tomorrow’s wedding and completed the cleanup of the landscaping in the day use area. The place now looks like we remember it. Now if we can all just not breakout with poison ivy from pulling all the weeds.