Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Camp Throwback 2014 Recap

I've been a chronic over-packer.  Even a few trips to Europe with Rick Steves as my travel guru hasn't broken me of this.  Add in the fact that I have to bring my own linens, and it's out of control.  For 4 days at Camp Throwback, I felt it was necessary to bring the following:  all of my make-up - all of it, my Kindle, a fan, 2 extension cords, my Clarisonic, Spanx, and 5 pairs of shoes.  I left my purse at home, unlike Meredith.

1.  I was a wee bit late.  2. Because that was my suitcase when I should have been driving.  3.  Brittany is a crafty lady.  
Camp Throwback?  Oh it's just this amazing place where 100 strangers meet in the woods to drink, make friendship bracelets, and try to be the first person out in dodgeball.  At least that's what I did.

My cabinmates were awesome.  Four of the seven were from Central Ohio, so I wouldn't be surprised if we ran into each other regularly.  Becky was from Minnesota and my patented unintentional accent adoption was in full swing by the end of the week.  Becky was also kind enough to explain "hot dish" to me after we spent 20 minutes discussing the merits of Garrison Keillor and A Priairie Home Companion.

Ashley and I made a little side trip to the ol' WC and stocked up on t-shirts and sweatshirts. Mine were circa 2002 or earlier, so they'd seen better days.  PS - ask Ashley to make you a friendship bracelet.  She's, like *really* good at it.

I was really apprehensive about Field Day on Saturday.  You see, sports aren't really my "thing."  However, after a few drinks, I was all "3-legged race?  I'll *own* the 3-legged race!"  (I didn't.  Our string broke 30 seconds in, but I like to think that we would have won)

I also tried a Bloody Mary for the first time.  When asked if I like tomato juice, my reply was, "I like chili, is that the same?"

I also got to hang out with a few of my favorite bloggers and hear some stories that didn't make it to the blog (yet?  I'm looking at you Jess).

1. "Home" for the weekend.  We had a cabin mouse.  2.  Awesome 90's cookies.  3.  Ashley pretending it's 2002.  4.  Brittany and I in our 90's gear.  5.  Friendship bracelet.  6.  I moustache you to participate in field day.  7.  Shouldn't we be singing Make New Friends by this point?  8.  Chili Dan's Bloody Mary - yum!  9.  It's basically health food.  10.  Duraflame sponsored our nightly campfires.  11.  Welcome to camp!  12.  Watermelon eating contest.  13.  A bit of puff paint for team spirit.  14.  Ashley's super-good at friendship bracelets.  15.  Oof.  16.  At this point, I was hoping for some a/c.  

I'd like to thank the sponsors of Camp Throwback - DuraflameCrotchGearMercyMoroccan OilChili Dan’s, and The TravelSmith.  

Seriously, Jess.

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