We made it home last night about 9:20 p.m. It was a wild ride with four stops along the way, stand still traffic on I-35 and torrential rain. But we got back in one piece and it was a great trip. Well worth the three years of ‘banked’ cookie money from selling over 20,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. So, let’s review just what a cookie can do!
Then on to Hot Springs the next day to live at the Radford Girl Scout House for the week.
Our first activity of the week was to dig for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro.
Followed by a quick trip to Sonic for supper. Yum, Slushies!
Wednesday we all wore our pink shirts and visited Garvan Woodland Gardens in the morning,
We walked up the hill to fill our jugs with natural spring water and shopped downtown.
Finally ending the evening with a haunted tour.
Late night after getting back to the house and having snacks and showers.
Little Rock bound the next morning and ready to learn about Heifer International.
Not so much…
So we came home for supper and the girls had a blast just hanging out, visiting and giving foot massages! What a deal.
Bedtime, sweet dreams ladies.
After a lazy morning and a delicious meal of breakfast tacos, we departed for Magic Springs and Crystal Falls.
What a day of overwhelming fun. Over eating and playing hard, hard, hard!
It led to an interesting night for some. Seeing Krista out of bed and thinking it was time to get up, Miss Karen deflated her air mattress at 4:00 a.m.–oops!
6:00 a.m. came way too early for everyone but there were kapers to do and cars to load. They did not enjoy the kapers!
We left the house in true GS fashion–cleaner (way cleaner) than we found it. Then it was time for breakfast and more spring water fun before hitting the road to Texas.
It took us quite a while to get home but we made it eventually and all Safe and Sound.
Thank you leaders and mamas! It was a wonderful, memorable trip for the books. The shirts were quite fitting by Saturday too. 🙂
Just in case you can’t read them, they say, “Fatigued Mom.”