Monday, July 14, 2008

If it's the only non-fasting Sunday in Mid-July it must be....

Here's a riddle for you.
What takes one and a half hours going up and three hours (if you're lucky) going down?
If you guessed visiting day - you win the grand prize.
What is the grand prize, you ask?
Ooooh let's see.... a trip to Walmart, perhaps? Where you can wait in line with thousands of other parents who made the trek up for one of the myriad of sleepaway camps' visiting day to buy unnecessary tchochkes for your child as if sending them to sleepaway camp isn't enough of a gift?
I guess I should count my blessings. My daughter's camp has sympathy on the parents and offers a sumptuous (truly) buffet lunch for all visitors gratis. So we didn't have to brave the lines and pushing (why do these parents push like that? Don't they worry what message that sends to their children??) at the local pizza stores.
All kidding aside, it was quite enjoyable to see Jen so well adapted to camp and to get the tour of what the camp has to offer. The campus is really quite lovely but I got a little sidetracked with some grafitti on the ceilings of a few of the older buildings... as with many other camps today, the grounds were purchased from previous "Borscht Belt" camps of old, and some of the grafitti went back to the 30's and 40's.... fascinating!

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