The interesting thing about being in a small singles ward is that my calling includes some random but enjoyable jobs, like planning activities. Our Bishop really wants us to have a combined activity every month (I think he thinks it will help people get married), so along with the EQP in our ward, I threw together a little farewell to summer "campout" with stargazing and marshmallow roasting.
One of my counselors recommended Two Rivers State Park as a place we could go for the activity. The only problem is they don't take reservations for their day use areas, and when I called to get information on the park the man I spoke with indicated that their group picnic areas fill up quickly on Saturdays. He recommended we get there early. The activity wasn't set to start until 7pm, and I was worried about not having a spot, so I made plans with Jen and Glori to spend the day at the park in order to keep a spot reserved for the ward activity. Toby was even able to meet up with us for part of the night.
We had a great afternoon full of good conversation, hanging out, and playing card games.
|Glori brought her dog, Callie, to the park so Zipsie would have company|
|Glori taught us how to play Poker, and we bet with Cheez-its. The pathetic pile in the back is mine. The one up close is Jen's|
|Jen mentioned that she never really climbed trees when she was younger, and she decided it was never too late to start|
|The ward got to the park as the sun was setting. We had a great turnout, and I think everyone had a good time|
|Zipsie and I started our day at 9am when we began running errands. She was over-stimulated all day with the sights and smells of being outdoors. When we finally arrived home a little before midnight, she was completely tuckered out|