Saturday, August 23, 2008

Camp OBX Session 2, Day 5

Today is blitz day. We have a lot of things to do. First, we skip Kill Devil's for lunch since it is too close, then we try Big Al's but there are too many people, then we look at Poor Richard's but we do not like anything on the menu. Finally, we stop at Full Moon and it is just right.

Refreshed, we look at the Boat Shop and see a boat being build just like one we can build at camp next year.

Then we go to Art Glass n Fire and pick up our finished things.

The Christmas Shop is next. Is this ever a cool place. We can not decide what to look at first. Everything is so beautiful. Every room is so wonderful. 'Just like Santa's home,' declares Martin. We meet writer Suzanne Tate. She is restocking her books.

We leave Manteo and head for the beach. We stop at Cloud 9 so Lydia can make a necklace.

Now we are ready to do some swimming. We stop at the pool. Martin jumps in and almost immediately swims 50 meters with only a small stop at the turn.

Then he decides to try the slide. He is tall enough, he does not even need to take the swim test. He LOVES the slide. We play and play.

Then we take a shower and go to Jockey's Ridge to see the sunset and the castle. 'It is like Tatooine here,' says Martin. There are lots of people. People flying kites, playing with their dogs, jumping and running.

Finally we go home and have dinner while we play Mario Party mini-games.

A very full day at camp!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Camp OBX Session 2, Day 4

Ahoy Mate!
Originally uploaded by wellingtonrabbit
Another busy day at camp.

Counselor D held an improv drama class that was very exciting. AND the ice cream man rode down our street ringing his bell right in the middle of class. He has a neat truck that is painted like a cow. Counselor S raced after him to come back and let us buy an ice cream treat. Lydia got a Snoopy treat. Martin got a Reese's treat.

We watched the USA women's soccer team win a gold medal in overtime!

Lydia got an important phone call.

Counselor S took us to play Mutiny Bay mini-golf. Martin got a hole in one. We liked the cool breeze.

We had our very first Slurpee.

We went shopping and picked our own toy.

We played Mario Party. We watched Cinderella.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Camp OBX Session 2, Day 3

Just a rocking
Originally uploaded by wellingtonrabbit
Today we went to Art Glass n Fire to glaze some things to keep forever. It was FUN! And in only two days the kiln will be cool and we can get our new things and take them home. We worked hard glazing and then we went to Garden Deli for lunch.

After lunch we went to Front Porch for a sprinkle cookie. Lydia took a mini photography workshop while Martin finished his cookie. She learned about the macro button. Back at camp, Lydia changed to go swimming and Martin decided to play Mario Party.

Uncle Lewis said it was not a good beach day for kids. It was too windy. He was right. So it was more time at the Fun Pool. The pool water was warm but the air cool.

At dinner time everyone played or watched Mario Party. Uncle Lewis let the computer take his turn. Martin won with 4 STARS!!!

Another very busy day at camp.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Camp OBX Session 2, Day 2

Today we had breakfast on the go, ice cream sandwiches and apples. We were rushing to get to the monument and in line to climb to the top before the line got too long.

We made it! And climbed all 142 steep twisty stairs by ourselves, no carrying allowed. Lydia led the way up. Five were in our group. Only one group at a time can climb to the top and down again. Even with a short line it took a long time to get to the front and start our climb!

It was very awesome at the top. We could see the ocean and our car. Next we played on the Wright flyer sculpture and had lunch at Kill Devil's. Then we went home to play Mario Party. We learned how to play it all by ourselves. Martin won.

Later we went to the beach to see Uncle Lewis on his lifeguard stand. We played in the silly surf, then we went to the pool and stayed until it closed. Then we watched Uncle Lewis win his basketball game in overtime. Lydia got to get warm in the hot tub during part of the basketball game.

We had late dinner and watched part of a movie.

It was a BIG day at camp.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Camp OBX Session 2, Day 1

Martin & Lydia
Originally uploaded by wellingtonrabbit
It was a lazy camp day. Mario Party and pajamas ruled. Then toward evening a field trip to the new construction site was organized and still in our sleep clothes we ventured forth.

From the sandhill we wandered to the playground and tested all the equipment. We even climbed the big tower that mom and all the uncles used to play in when they were kids.

A quiet, busy camp day.