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Friday, July 21, 2006

Sleepout? Not Quite

A half hour into our sleepout last night the local yahoo squad decided to hold an impromptu cougar hunt. Now I'm not saying there was no cougar and I'm not saying that I'd want a cougar to harm the campers, but a) the soused "hunters" and their long-gun totin' 14-year-olds were a greater threat to our campers and b) the show of firepower got russled together shortly after a summer-only, lakeside property owner shot off the last of their illegal Fourth of July fireworks.

     Yeah, you're more macho...

So we hiked up to the gym to spend the night. On the concrete. With no stars overhead.

While it lasted, here's what the sleepout looked like:
This morning after very little sleep (and what I had included a dream where I was on the sleepout from hell, lying on the concrete floor of the gym), we all went back down to the waterfront where there still was no cougar, and the kids got in the lake for a polar bear swim. (There were no actual polar bears either...)

Phil says he went in deeper than this, but I didn't see it. He spent most of his time building a sand trench and goofing around with the chaplain's boys, Johnny and Daniel [1, 2, 3].

Needless to say, Dina gets the next outdoor, overnight parent-child bonding experience. If it involves sleeping on a concrete floor, she can have the next indoor one, too.

Mikesell

1 Snarky Remarks:

It sounds like you and Phil had a good time, despite the trigger drunken “hunters”. I bet it’s nice to sleep on a bed again.
Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant, at 12:17 AM  

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