Family Camp 2018

I wish I had a full-family photo of all 16 of us to start off this post. Waiting on those. BUT in the meantime, it’s time to report: Anderson Family Camp 2018 was a raging success. Let’s kick this thing off in a-chronological order with Scott’s birthday, which we almost skipped over because we all forgot what day it was in Fairlee, Vt., for a week with no cell service or Internet.

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Okay, backing up, we started in Virginia with a lesson in old-fashioned weaponry. This sword actually belonged to Conn’s father because a sword was a normal thing to have back in the day.

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Many of the cousins in the Wessynton pool.

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A long drive northward.

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Met up with these four fine fellas in Farmington, Conn. 

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Paul volunteered to babysit in the backseat for the last leg of our trip. He is at least as good a parent as we are. That’s Della wearing a Moana suit we picked up at the Farmington Walmart.

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Arrived at Camp Ohana! Just across the lake from where Grandma Linda spent 10 summers starting at the tender age of 4. Looking for camps that will take George.

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All four girl cousins.

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Della eating a tomato and waving a walking stick carved by Scott. Over the course of our stay, Scott carved at least 10 walking sticks and a very intimidating serving fork.

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Mid-morning tea party.

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Me: Was Hugh teaching you how to play chess?
George: I already know how.
Me: Who taught you?
George: I self-taught myself.

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En route to a nature mandala-making session.

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Waterfront from 1 to 5. Rain or shine.

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Which includes basket-weaving.

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Oh hey! Pottery class.

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Gnome homes on the forest trail.

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And at our cabin.

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George noticed Daddy doesn’t snore here. I heard him saying to himself, “Maybe it’s because there’s no Internet.”

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George: (digging at his belly button) 
Me: What are you doing?
George: Trying to get this plug out so everything falls out even my goldfish.

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Archery!

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Me: What’s your favorite food, Nell?
Nell: Puhnayduh.
Me: What’s puhnayduh?
Nell: My favorite food!

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Wood witches.

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Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Nell: Annie!!

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Super sleeper.

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No TVs so forced to watch The George Show.

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We made a ton of crafts!!!

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Writing thank-you notes to the “staffs.”

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Happy 50 years of marriage, Conn and Linda! Would be nice to have a group photo here, but this will have to do.

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