So, let's talk Girls' Camp. It takes months to plan, train for, and get organized, which is silly because honestly, it is a camping trip. But it turns out that it only takes a few smokey clouds to cause all the preparations to be abandoned for safety's sake.
We drove to Camp Shalom through Schofield because the Fairview route was closed due to a fire in the area. (We have had hundreds of fires in our state this year!) We no sooner arrived and hauled dozens of heavy coolers up the mountainside then another fire started near Schofield. We watched the smoke get closer from both sides and brushed the ash off our shoulders. It was actually quite ominous, and it looked like we might get trapped. I thought there was no way we were going to be able to stay all week because we were almost certain to be evacuated.
Sure enough, at 5:30 the next morning, we were told to evacuate. We were supposed to skip breakfast and get out as fast as we could pack up. We had to haul those dang coolers back down the mountain to pack them up! Being evacuated turned out to be the best thing for us because our group of girls got to go off on their own and continue the camping trip real-style! (It was the first time some of the girls had ever camped in a tent before! What is this world coming to?)
Stay tuned for a glimpse of what Plan B looked like for us.