BIG NEWS is Coming on Wednesday!


So tonight at 9:30pm, GSUSA announced on Facebook that BIG NEWS is coming tomorrow (Wednesday)!  This set the GS Facebook world abuzz with everyone wondering what it could be?  My cynical side says it’ll probably be some commercial partnership, but then my crazy side gets all excited like it’s Christmas Eve thinking of all of the possibilities!  Oh GSUSA, you big tease!  Read more »

Additions to WaBak Posts

Oh those crazy kids!

Oh those crazy Camp Northstar kids!

This past weekend my youngest daughter and I attended the Girls Weekend Out/Me & My Gal session at Camp WaBak.  It’s a one night/one day sampler type session to give the parents and girls a brief taste of camp life.  I’ve gone two years with each daughter making this the 4th time I’ve gone (and the last time).  I did it hoping that my girls would want to go to camp and as a way to ease them into it.  I hope it will work with my youngest (we’ll find out next year!) but it didn’t really sink in with my oldest.  I guess every kid is different.  When I was growing up, I always dreamed about going to a resident camp and even being a counselor, but we couldn’t afford it, so I stuck with the summer day camps my council put on.  They were fun, but it wasn’t the same as being able to get away from home for an extended period.  There definitely would have been some wacky hijinks at Camp Northstar if I had been there.  Instead, I lived vicariously through the 80s run of camp movies.  Read more »

Paris Mountain Hike

parismountainsignIt’s summer in the South, which means I don’t get to go hiking because it’s so frickin’ humid and hot.  (But my husband and I are going to go on July 4th, so we’ll see how that goes!)  So instead, I’m going to look back at the hike at Paris Mountain State Park that Becky and I went on in late March.  Spring was just about to kick in so it was warm in the sun, but when the wind started blowing, it got pretty chilly.  I must have taken my second layer on and off about four times. Read more »