July 04, 2011

Happy Camper

He's back! And "Yay Camp Onas" pretty much sums it up.
We chose this Quaker camp in Bucks County
because friends recommended it
and because its "old-fashioned fun
with a focus on building community"
style of camping seemed right up Mr. D's alley.

He was still a morning person, even at camp...

... these two shots were taken at 6:30am while Mr. D.
waited patiently for everyone else to wake up.
(And the camera has a clock,
so we know he wasn't exaggerating!)

"I basically chased this butterfly
and cornered it to get this shot,"
he shared proudly.

"This guy taught me some great moves."

"Look, I almost got hit with the ball!
Isn't that so cool that I got this picture?!"

"The older guys were super-nice to us...

... and next year, I want to go for at least two weeks."

(Thank you, Camp Onas,
for helping our boy grow
into his independence.
All photos in this post by Mr. D himself.)

Outta Here!

(click on pic to embiggen)

Yes, it's that time of year again... we hear the ocean calling our names, and we are outta here! You can leave us messages in the comments below (although we probably won't read them until we get back), or, even better...

Send us snailmail at camp! Every year we get awesome mail and it is always SO SWEET! If you're reading this between July 9th and July 20th, here's your big chance to make our day at camp.

Send a little note (and/or dark chocolate!) to:
Riendeau-Krause campers, site 35-D
c/o North of Highland Campground
52 Head of the Meadow Road
P.O. Box 297
North Truro, MA 02652-0297

If you'd prefer, you can call the camp and ask them to leave us a note on the camp message board, which is also a big thrill. That number (good from July 9th through the 22nd or so) is 508/ 487-1191, and office hours are pretty much all day with the exception of meal breaks from noon-1pm and again from 6-7pm.

Even if you don't have a chance to send a message our way, we know we can count on you to send warm and sunny thoughts... right? And a special thanks to our friends who have enabled us to give the old pop-up a whirl (!), as well as our excellent neighbors who are keeping watch on our little house until we get back.

(If I can drive a stick shift in Scotland,
I can pull this with no worries, right?)