I had a fabulous time. It was kind of surreal since I hadn't been there sine 1989 but it was amazing nonetheless. One of the girls I went to camp with from when I first started in 83 was there for the summer, her dad now owns the whole place. It was a little sad because the camp isn't doing so well, it was only at half capacity. Also, the kids are just brats. I'm sorry, they complain about doing activities when we were up at like 7 and did activities all day and then had evening activity then sleep. They were a little pathetic. Many said they don't know how to fold clothes because their maid does it. You get the gist.
There were about 5 if us who actually went to camp together who were there...one is a couple who went to camp together and somehow met up later and got married. I don't know the whole story. We looked around the camp and we reminisced A LOT. We looked at all the old color war plaques and saw the new pool and stable and a whole new area. Of course I forgot my camera but others had theirs so it was all good. I have pics. I saw a woman who was the girls head counselor when I was a camper and now she's the director of the camp. I thought she was ancient when I was a kid...turns out she's 65. I was SHOCKED! She looked the same...I guess she just didn't look so good then. I dunno. Here's a pic of the group of us on the front lawn of camp on the big bench. Ok so blogger didn't put the pic where I wanted it. Whatever. Today, I went to a craft fair near me and saw one of the girls and her husband because they had a booth there. So, I have to give credit to facebook because it's amazing how it all came together. There is now talk of doing a weekend reunion thing at camp one weekend when camp isn't in session. I think that would be a blast.
More on facebook. My 10 year college reunion is in October and my friend made a page for it on facebook to get people interested. Well, I graduated with almost 3000 people and wouldn't you know, it's the people I had zero interest in seeing who are all joining this page. I told my friend that since she's the administrator of the page she needs to delete a select few. ;) we'll see how that goes.
I mentioned growing some tomatoes....well...the plants are now about 10 ft tall and the maters and getting red. I'll take some new pics soon. I'm so proud of myself because I never grew anything from a seed....you know...being a city kid an all. If I wanted green, I went to Central Park. This is also exciting. My neighbor's string bean plant has run amok so it's ALL over my deck. I just picked the first one today and...DAMN...it was GOOD! There's also cucumbers infiltrating my deck...to bad I don't like those. I also have something else growing but I have NO idea what it is. I'm waiting for something to happen. Everyone keeps telling me they're more maters but they look nothing like any other ones I've seen. We'll see what comes from the flowers they now have.
Oh oh...I also have herbs...basil, mint, cilantro, thyme and sage. It's so cool. Again...city kid in me. That's all for now. :)
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