Friday, May 19, 2017

Camp Cabin in the Woods - Andrew Edition

Camp Cabin in the Woods opened for its first session of the Summer 2017 season, with Andrew as the lucky first camper! We met up with the Camp Directors (AKA: Grammy and Pop) after our Natural Bridge Caverns adventure and Andrew excitedly grabbed his suitcase out of the van and was on his way for his solo adventure!

Grammy is a great Camp Director AND Photo Journalist. We got photo and text updates each day of camp, which was good because our happy camper was way too busy to stop and talk to us on the phone!

Andrew settled right in on Monday, picking fresh blackberries from Gram and Pop's backyard and helping Gram and Pop unpack after the trip.
Nothing better than fresh picked blackberries and ice cream!
Building with Pop
On Monday, they attempted to do some fishing but it sounds like the fish weren't biting this time. I suspect they had a pretty good time tooling around the lake in the boat anyway.

Picnic lunch under the gazebo.
On Tuesday they headed into town for a busy day of eye doctor appointments, lunch at Pizza Hut with Pop while Gram had lunch with a friend, and even a trip to the bank. Andrew was excited because they actually went INSIDE the bank. Poor child thinks we've been holding out on him for never letting him go inside before! They managed to squeeze in another boat ride that afternoon and more al fresco dining for dinner!

Dinner Time!

Wednesday was spent washing the cars (fun when you're 4!), riding the four wheeler, exploring the woods, and BB guns with Pop. And more fresh blackberries and vanilla ice cream for dessert that evening! Gram reported that he requested that exact dessert every night.

They went into town again on Thursday, this time for Andrew's favorite fried shrimp for lunch and then a movie!
Fried shrimp lunch and then a movie.

On Friday, the day they were bringing Drew back home, I texted mom and asked, "Is Andrew sad to be leaving the Cabin in the Woods?" Mom's response: "He said he wants to stay here forever. But he says he wants to see his family sometimes."  A week in his favorite place, doing all of his favorite activities, eating all of his favorite foods, and undivided attention from two of his favorite people...can you blame him for wanting to stay forever?

Thanks for loving him so well, Grammy and Pop!

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