The "campout" was fun. I love the fact that we were in heated cabins with beds. It was the perfect was to spend a cold weekend camping.
The worst part of the trip was after stopping in Pendleton for pizza everyone just kind of took off, leaving Jessica's car and my car in the parking lot. No one in my car had been to Lehman except for Rebecca. So speeding as fast as we could and NEVER catching up to anyone (I'm not sure how that works since two of the vehicles were towing trailors) amounted to us frantically calling people to see if we were heading in the right direction. Of course, not much reception going into the mountains.... so we left a lot of messages and recieve many voicemails in return. Rebecca felt like we were going in the right direction so we pressed on.... in the dark.... in some winding, wet roads.
Eventually, everyone pulled onto the side of the road to wait for us and Jessica, after finding out that Jessica had returned to Pendleton and Phyllis had called Brad to get directions. So much for sticking together. The best part of the story is that the Bishop took a wrong turn and led everyone a few miles on the wrong road! So maybe we were better off to be left to find the Hot Springs on our own.
It is amazing how much you can really get to know the girls when you spend just a whole 24 hours just one on one with them. I'm always glad when I get that chance to really reconnect.
The Beehives, much to my surprise, stayed up until about 1:30. We had so much fun playing games and talking. Then Sam came over and some of the girls went outside to TP the Mia Maids cabin. After making them come back inside at about 1 they couldn't stop laughing and giggling. Out of desperation Janna and I MADE them at least whisper so we could get some rest. I'm all about staying up, but I was getting sick and knew I had to drive home the next day so I had to get some sleep. It didn't really do me much good, since I had to use the bathroom like 4 times between 2 and 7 am.
Breakfast was delicious and I only allowed myself to split the tiniest cinnamon roll with Karen. I didn't die either. During lunch I used my same method and split a sandwich with Karen too! I told her maybe we should move in together until the contest is over so we can cut all our calories in half by splitting all our meals.
The hot springs were really nice, and I didn't want to get out! It made me wish we had a hot tub, but I guess we'll just have to make the drive out to Luke and Jessica's when they bring theirs home.
Anyway the trip was fun- and I can't wait to do it again next year.