A couple posts ago I threw down the always-awesome “To Be Continued.” (I guess it’s not awesome when dental surgery is involved, but generally it’s a good thing) So, I give you part two of “Family Camp Recap” where I drop nuggets of interesting goodness on you about our adventures at Aspen Grove:
- On the first night when we walked into the Dining Hall I glanced around and quickly noticed a serious Mormon celebrity in the room. Jeffrey R Holland (the Apostle) was with us the entire camp – which was really awesome, particularly his sweet fireside on Sunday night and passing him on the trail to the waterfall where he asked me, “is it much farther?” Love that guy.
- As the kids were away doing whatever it was they were doing (again, I didn’t really care deeply) – the Mrs HTF and I played some big-time swimming pool basketball. I eeked out some wins, but not without suffering claw marks and sharp elbows. It was a battle-royal.
- While at the pool the life-guard, who I chatted with a few times that week, interrupted our game by asking me, “I’m sure everyone says this, but did you know you look like the guy from the Princess Bride?” Traci and I pondered… She said, “Wesley?”
- We joined a softball game in progress and were greeted kindly by a large family of super-athletes. Seriously, I’m quite sure any one of the women in that group could’ve thrown me up in the air and run a mile before I hit the ground.
- Each evening we got together with our adult friends and played SCUM and/or Trivial Pursuit. We stayed up way later than we should’ve and I think that was just to pretend like we still can. The way we stumbled around at breakfast in the morning though proved that wasn’t quite accurate.
- Our 11-year-old, Ethan was at the camp, we think. We didn’t see him much, though they renamed the pool after him for some reason.
- Allison, (4 year old) deserted our family during the week and formally joined another family with a girl her age. She quit eating with us and towards the end of camp I had to sign a form so the parents could include her as a dependent on their tax returns.
I could go on, but I’ll end it there. Suffice it to say it was an AWESOME week. One of the best ever. Our kids have asked if we can move there. And I’m pretty sure they’ll figure out how to make it so…