Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Camp Cazadero

Time to dust off the old computer and say goodbye to my days of slacking. A recent Relief Society activity has gotten me all motivated to try to keep up with the blogging, so my kids can have a record of our life together. The way my brain is working these days it might be the only way to remember what we actually did.

Summer seems like a good time to start up again and I wanted our parents to be able to see pictures of McCall at camp. This week McCall is attending a music camp in Cazadero California. I have no clue where it is, only that it is about 3 hours and 20 minutes away in some remote part of California. It is a music camp run by Berkeley and silly little me thought it would actually be close to Berkeley. She was really eager to go and so we relented, but had I known that it was in such a remote area without cell phone access, I would have thought twice about it.

Anyway, Mark and her made the drive early yesterday morning to drop her off at camp. Mark said it was a highlight for him to have her alone for 3 1/2 hours. They stopped and got their hot chocolate and scones from Starbucks and had a delightful time together. Here are a few pictures of her.

An early morning farewell (Parker and Gracie have some sweet hair going on.)

The bridge across the river into the camp.
Meeting her counselor, Kim who plays the french horn.
I was happy to hear they do a lice check on each camper and even happier to learn she doesn't have it.
On her bunk with a few of her fellow campers. Yes, the beds are out doors and they sleep under the stars. You can tell by the look on her face she was ready for dad to leave.
Where some of her classes will be taught and where the final performance will be held.
The Amphitheater from the opposite view.
The view from her sleeping area. Poor baby, she won't have anything beautiful to stare at all day long!

She has been gone just 24 hours and I've written her 3 times, Mark 2 and we lost count the number of times we have prayed for her. What will we ever do when she goes to college?