The First Ever Camp T Threesome!
Met the gang at the Woodlands Cafe Express to pick up our three teenagettes!!
As you can see we have added a new camper, the effervescent Angela (front row left). Returning for the sixth year are the vivacious Mairead (front row middle) and my darling, scintillating granddaughter, Carly (front row right). Of course, that's Mimi and PapaT in the back row.)
We met Clint, Stacy, and last sesson camper, Korie, (Kade had gone to the beach with friends so we didn't get to see him - boohoo. But his Camp T will come next, so Yea!!) Anyway, we met at the Woodlands Cafe Express to pick up our three campers for this week. These three girls have been friends for 10 years as the three of them were in gymnastics together from age three!
We had to borrow the kids' Expedition because now that twe are having THREE campers at the big girls' Camp T, we need more room in the vehicle for our camping "Expeditions!" (Notice that Mairead brought along her beaded headdress in honor of Camp T past. See photo below. Aw, they look so young. Korie was still in a car seat!)
Carly, Mairead, and Angela's Day 1 at the Camp T site:
The dig through the sundglasses drawer has been a favorite of the grandkids since before Camp Turlingtons even began. Naturally, it has been a tradition for the first day of each camp since then. Check out one of the first pics of findings from that drawer:
Back to Camp T:
First Things First
Hey, we've goofed around 'til we're hungry again! Let's hit El Chico, a family favorite, but a first for any Camp T. Way to go, Carly! We went to her mom's favorite restaurant in Huntsville - El Chico (where Stacy worked while she was in college here.)
Speaking of food, let's show Angela that Camp T traditonal "Grocery Store Romp."
The first order of business at camp Turlington includes the famous trip to the grocery store. This year the big girls made a menu for the week before heading out to Kroger which included a request that PapT make them a roast one night (Yea, I'm always for that!)
Hazing the Rookie
"Oh, yeah, Angela - We have to eat carrots at Camp T, it's a rule!!"
Ha, showing the ropes to Angela is going to be fun!
Games and Olympic Games
(Sorry 'bout the burry pics but the cameralady gets excited during these games, too!)
The fun first day ends with a new card game that Mairead brought called, Swish. Competition got so high, we had to bring in a little fan to cool things off! Of course, there were many interruptions in the game to watch the Olympics. Go America!
See Ya later for Day 2 and more . . .