Why would Kathryn Taylor be dressed up like a pilgrim? Why would Stephanie Smalling dress up as a Native American? Why because of the Camp Balcones Springs Thanksgiving Dinner. Actually, they came from a YoungLife function, but that is beside the point.
Thanksgiving always brings to mind the idea that we all have so much to be thankful for. I personally am thankful for good health, great family and friends, and that I get to work at such an amazing place. One of the things we all share in common and can be thankful for is how much of a wonderful impact camp has been in our lives. On Tuesday, November 15, camp and several University of Texas students got together to have dinner, reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. It truly was a group effort bringing this wonderful event together. We had our gracious hosts (Christine Baskin and Mac Baskin), our head chefs (Martin Ramirez and Teddy James), and the sous chefs (Adrienne, Kelli, Joe and Todd) all come together to put on this tasty dinner. The dinner included your more traditional Thanksgiving fare, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy as well as some not so traditional (Teddy made a watermelon and tomato salad of some sort….hahaha).
We all know that what truly makes camp the great experience it is, goes beyond the beautiful surroundings, fun activities, pranks, and Todd Darby (j/k people)! It truly is one of the greatest experiences b/c of the people who come into our lives. I know all of my fondest memories of camp have all been associated with my various camp buddies. That night as we were all enjoying good food and great conversation, will be added to my favorite memories of camp.
It made me wonder about all of you out there that we didn’t have the pleasure of seeing that night. What are the things that you are most thankful for? Do you guys have any Thanksgiving traditions? And one of the most crucial questions of all….Will you be returning for Summer 2012 to add to your camp memories?
#CampLove - Todd
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