We arrived at The Radford Girl Scout house this afternoon about 4:30. It’s a cute little rustic camp in the woods at the end of a neighborhood.
The bed inflation and arrangement was our first priority.
Then it was time for Kelly Shaddock to come and talk about her charity orgs, Knead for Water and Rub for Grub. Some of the moms and girls had massages too, ahhhhh!
After a service project of cleaning the old kitchen, it was time for supper and cake and ice cream to celebrate Kara’s 11th birthday!
And soon it will be time for bed, hmmm. Have to let you know how that went in the morning. 🙂
It’s been a good day. Hit the road from P-Ville about 9:20 this morning and arrived in Tyler around 2:30. Smooth sailing on the road, not too many potty stops!
We stopped for a picnic lunch at the park in Jewett, Texas. It was such a pleasant day today, about 77 degrees outside and cloudy. Amazing! We all looked at each other like, are we still in Texas? Perfect driving weather too.
Pulled in to Tyler and found the hotel. The girls were shocked that all we had planned for them was swimming. It was a good surprise and they spent hours in the pool and running around the courtyard of the hotel. Lots of fun to be had there.
Some housekeeping, prepping for lunches tomorrow and the all important snacks that each girl and mom will get two of every day. Krista has devised an ingenious way of handing them out in a fair process. Doesn’t that giant bag of treats look like fun? Who wouldn’t want to plunge their hand into that and pull out a surprise? And they get to twice each day!
While they swam and played, we ordered pizza from Mazzio’s. Wow, been a long time since I had their pizza. Denise and I both have high school memories associated with their restaurants. The girls were getting a little antsy waiting on the pizza but the TV and a funny movie calmed them for just long enough.
Yum! Hot pizza for everyone and salad with ranch, who could ask for more on the first day of ‘vacation?’ They ate and ate and ate.
and then they ate some more!
And just a little more.
Now it’s shower time and they are all upstairs getting clean and into PJ’s. You should have heard them all “calling” the showers. “I call first, I call second, well, I call third,” and on and on. Thankfully, they are all good sports. We think they’ve worn themselves out but will top them off with a sandwich making session once they are all clean and ready. Then off to separate rooms for a little TV and ‘quiet’ time before bed. We’ll let you know how that went in the morning, ha!