Twist and Shout

Richard gave us an extra long shower period yesterday afternoon. That could only mean one thing. The Desoto girls are coming!

Last night was a perfect night for dancing with our friends from Desoto. A rain storm passed through late in the afternoon. As it moved on glimmers of sunshine and clear blue skies followed. And it cooled the Mountain down by 10 degrees plus pulled all that humidity out of the air. The moon rose early and perched just above the gym where we danced the night away.

Actually there were 3 party spots. Our Hunters, Trappers, and Scouts were kindly invited over to Desoto for supper and a square dance in their warm and inviting new gym. We welcomed their older girls (6th grade and up) for dinner in our Dining Hall. Afterward, the 6th and 7th grades enjoyed tunes and dancing in our gym. Our Chiefs and Desoto’s “Seniors” sashayed out to Deerfoot Lodge here at Alpine for a dance of their own.

Carter and a crew of helpers decorate in style. Twinkle lights and big Party signs adorned both venues. Rice krispie treats and cupcakes were enjoyed mid dance. Our DJ’s for the evening (veteran Desoto and Alpine counselors!) played some classic line dances known to all the Desoto girls. And picked up quickly by our boys! They also played some fun oldies like Twist and Shout and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.

After our big night we enjoyed sleeping in a bit today, per usual on Sundays. Today has been a restful change of pace. And the weather has been nice. During church a nice breeze blew through the gym and the sun has been with us all day. Our pancake and sausage breakfast this morning started the day off right. And the Sunday lunch of fried chicken, rice and gravy, green beans, sliced pears and yeast rolls never gets old.

Tomorrow kicks off our third week of camp for First Term. So much is happening. Many activities will begin final competitions soon between our two tribes, the Cherokees and Mohawks. Some exciting out of camp trips are still upcoming. And the biggest special event all term, Mountain Day. Plus we’ll have to find time to write a few letters to our newfound friends across the Mountain at Camp Desoto!!

Thanks for reading and good night for now, Glenn