Monday, August 6, 2012

Family Day at Camp Browning

On Saturday, the camp that Jake works at had a family day.
This meant we all got to go up and 
pretend to be Venturing Scouts.
(I've never been a scout.
Not even a girl scout. 
My mom wouldn't let me.
I have emotional scars.)


First, we shot bows and arrows.
Jake is the archery director.
He taught us all he knows. 

Something about men doing primal things--
very sexy.

Yes, that is me shooting a bow and arrow.
Katniss I'm not.

I did manage to hit the foam dear.
Not a kill shot, but, hey, he's foam.

Jacob--the expert.
He makes it look easy.

Then, we got to rappel.


"Don't look down, Max!"

Spencer looking like a pro.

Yes, that would be the Handy Man's butt.
Mm-hmm.
Hunter didn't like the idea of going up.
He has a fear of heights.
I have a fear of falling.
 Then, we went to the COPES course.
(lots of climbing and balancing)
Hunter pushed past his fear and tried out the ladder.

Success is a great confidence booster!

Sadie the balancing lady.
Max is so natural at these kinds of things.
It's a bit embarrassing to the rest of us.


Spencer on the rope.
We had a great time,
but, we did come away with a few war wounds.


Spencer smashed his arm against the rocks on a climb.



The Handy Man bruised his arm while shooting
a 50 lb. recurve.
(That's fancy bow talk for a hard-to-shoot-bow.)


I bruised my hand.
Yes, it is purple.
I was, um, rescuing a squirrel that was trapped in a tree.
And, I was climbing...
Ok, ok, I fell.
While I was walking.
On a trail. 


Shut up.
It isn't funny.

It was a steep trail,
and the rocks were slippery.
And it hurt.
 A lot.


Whatever. 
I shot a deer.

11 comments:

  1. hahahaha! Looks like you guys had fun. (:

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  2. Woot! Woot! Grats on the deer. I love how you make me laugh. Sounds like this was an awesome day.

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    1. I thought I did good with the deer, till my daughter shot a water bottle off the haystack. Showoff.

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  3. The ending made me pee a little. Funny stuff does that. I had no idea you guys were actually the Swiss Family Robinson. Hope your hand feels better soon!

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    1. Oh, no. I am not a survivalist, unless it's on a one-day basis. If I had to shoot something that was alive, we'd all starve.
      (My hand is better, thanks.)

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  4. So as long as everyone got home with all their appendages still intact it sounds like a successful day to me. :)

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    1. Yeah, no major injuries, thank goodness. Jake told us that this week a girl had a large rock fall on her head (she had a helmet!), so we got off easy.

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  5. Julie, I think that's the first full body shot I've seen of you in a while. LOOKIN' GOOD!!! Woot woot! Oh and good shot, and way to go fellow klutz. I crashed my bike in Central Park. Still need to post to my blog.

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  6. Looks like fun--and makes me want to get out there with a bow. Haven't done it in like eight or ten years, but used to be half-decent. Son-Two was obsessed for a while...as was I when I was a kid.

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  7. I am so jealous, I always wanted to try archery...not the heights thing...I am in awe of Hunter for pushing through the fear, not sure I could!

    As for your account of your injuries... funny!!!

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