Update from July 6th Afternoon to July 8th Evening :)

Photo on 7-8-14 at 4.16 PM #2

Hi Everybody!

Man, I wish I could take good pictures with my laptop! There’s a hummingbird feeder outside the dining hall, and right now there are about four or five birds busily sucking up nectar. ๐Ÿ™‚

July 6th, in the afternoon, Rel, Andrew and I rode up to Buck Creek from Camp Berachah with the group of counselors and rec staff for the week. This week includes Blitz, Sunshine, 2×2, Buster, Lilo, Soundboard, L.T. Grey, Kiki, Soldier, and Krackle. There are 4 girls and 6 guys. Which names are gals? And which are guys? ๐Ÿ™‚ It’d be fun to see your guesses! The trip was uneventful. ๐Ÿ™‚

July 6th, after dinner (which I had off), the campers and staff got to take turns playing a round of laser tag. I had fun, but mainly because of the strategy aspect of the game. ๐Ÿ˜‰

July 7th, successfully woke up at 6 and took a shower before heading to get breakfast ready at 7. ย After cleaning up, Sierra and I packed the brown lunch bags for the campers and staff who were going on the field trip. Andrew and Sierra were the kitchen staff for lunch, so they went and I stayed. Meaning I had time to relax and catch up on FB and email. I also got to read and almost finish a book I had brought. I helped out with dinner, alongside Andrew. The after-dinner-game for the campers was dodgeball. Andrew got to play, and I got to be a referee, along with Sunshine. The rec staff took turns playing/being in charge of the jails. The counselors and Andrew played every game.ย Ironic moment of the night was when one round, I called Krackle out for going over the line, he was arguing with me, and 2×2 told him to not argue with the ref. Then came next round when 2×2 crossed the line, I called him out, and he started to argue with me. Krackle couldnโ€™t stop laughing. ๐Ÿ˜€ I went to chapel, where the kids are learning about the fruits of the Spirit.

July 8th, yesterday, was fun! I had breakfast off, and took care of somethings after breakfast, including finishing a book. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lunch was quickly taken care off, then off to the duplex for some quick relaxation time! Because of the very warm weather, I changed into shorts and a tank top and headed over to the Longhouse, which is the meeting place for the campers, to help blow up balloons. I only popped one! ๐Ÿ˜€ Headed up to the lodge to start helping with dinner, which was soft tacos. Yummy! Chapel was good, talking about the fruit Patience, and how patient David was, waiting for his turn as King, and refusing to harm Saul, the Lord’s anointed. After chapel, the rec staff, Andrew, the camp nurse, the speaker, and I headed up to the zip-line. This is like at 9:30 at night, so it’s dusk, and getting darker, and the zip-line is very high up. Everyone had a blast, and those with special harnesses got to flip upside down if they wanted to. (Which they did!) And no, those people did not include me or Andrew! ๐Ÿ˜‰ By the time it was my turn, it was dark out, to the point that you could barely see in front of you. It did by no means minimize the height of the starting point, which btw, is called the crow’s nest for a reason! Stepping off that platform was truly a step of faith for me. Haha apparently, the lack of noise coming from me on the ride concerned a couple of the fellow staff down on the ground. They had a flashlight that they pointed on me so they could see me and throw me the rope to pull me to the ladder. Only after I tried to go down the ladder did I realize my right leg was shaking whenever I tried to put weight on it. That went away very quickly. ๐Ÿ™‚ Interesting how delayed reactions are when you’re scared, that they seem to happen after the fact.

Well, that is all for now! I’m surprised at the fact that I was able to use the internet this soon, but it was a nice bonus. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ta ta for now, Ellie โค

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