Hello everyone! The end of the first full week of camp is here - The Mocking Jays wanted to give a quick update of our fun weekend before we head to bed for some much needed rest. Our biggest news for the weekend happened today when our barrel racing Mocking Jay Taylor won 4th place, beating out the 40 other youth competitors at todays NBHA (National Barrel Horse Association) Show!! The other members of the Mocking Jay cabin spent a full day jumping off cliffs at Bakers Bridge, trying the Durango famous Serious Texas Taco, window shopping downtown, wishing Taylor luck at the rodeo, before finishing up at the movie theatre watching Brave. Our cabin headed back to camp just in time to help celebrate my 24th birthday with some delicious cake and a surprise appearance by my family!
Earlier this weekend we spent a relaxing day at the Ouray hot springs where us girls defended our honor by participating in a girls vs boys water basketball game and some swim races against the other campers and counselors. After the hot springs the girls feasted on some burgers at Maggie's Kitchen and ended the night searching for fossils while watching the sunset at Molas Pass. Our youngest camper, Steffi would like to add some of her takes on the weekend:
"I got a cool hat in the Alligator Emporium in Ouray and a dog bandana for my dog Lilly and some stickers."
COMING THIS WEEK - - Taylor turns 15 on Thursday! It also sounds like some fun activities are planned to celebrate this fourth of July which may include eggs, watermelon seeds, shaving cream, and lots and lots of water balloons :)
All the Mocking Jays will also be starting out with new outdoor pursuits this week. I know I will definitely miss them out at the horse arena!
Have a great week - Go Mocking Jays!