When we told our friends, family and co-workers we were going to go camping this past weekend we received the, “Are you crazy?” look. You know the one. It’s the look where one eyebrow raises, the mouth gapes open and a slight gasp for air follows. Here in good ol’ Chillicothe, Illinois we are having all kinds of fun in the extreme cold.
But a subzero temperatures were not going to keep us from our annual cabin camping at Camp Wokanda. There it is, the key word, cabin. We don’t mind the cold but we’re not completely off our rockers!
The weekend was laid back and easy. We snuggled in Friday night for chili, snacks, games and a movie. A new member joined us for her first campout with the crew and here’s hoping we didn’t scare her away. Sleeping did not even require the sleeping bag!
No need to get out into the frigid weather too early on a Saturday morning so we had a late start to breakfast. Made our way to a little service project clearing felled trees and took a break to sled. It’s slightly tricky to avoid trees, stumps and people. We managed to survive and get back in time for lunch and the remainder of the service project.
Nothing too exciting but the weather was brisk, new friendships were made and most importantly we presented a crew member with the rank of Life Scout. Times are always good when spent among friends, especially while ‘camping’ at Camp Wokanda.