Just unbelievable! Here we are, doing a great thing and this is what happens to us. Just insane. But, we had to move on! So, after the cops all left, we headed to our original destination of Pit 5 to help them out. On Day 1, Pit 5 was the last stop of the day. From there, the walkers were being bussed to the Camp Site which was set up at Avenel Park. This is right across from where the Kemper Open, now the Booz Allen Classic, used to be played. We hung out at Pit Stop 5 cheering in the walkers after their long first day.
After helping out here, we left and headed back to camp. We got there and set up our tents for the weekend and headed to the dinner tent for a spaghetti dinner and entertainment. We were able to welcome in the last walker of the day by watching the traditional flag raise at the end of the day.After getting our much needed nourishment, we showered and got into our night clothes so we could watch some 3-Day Rock Star (karaoke) and head up to our tents for "lights out" at 9 PM. Sleeping Friday night was pretty hard due to the crazy wind and the rain that decided to come in. We managed to get some sleep so that we could wake up at 5:15 for breakfast and in the car for Day 2. Today we were at the Bethesda United Church of Christ where there was also to be a Farmers Market. Busy day at the church! Again, we set up in the dark and as the day went on, it got cooler and cooler and then came the rain. Ugh! We managed to keep our spirits high and focus on the tasks at hand.
Day 2 was definitely a cold and rainy one! After packing up we headed to another stop to help them out, only to find out they didn't need us! So, we headed back to camp to shower and put on some warm and dry clothes. The rain had subsided by this point, so we headed to the finish line (today the walkers walked right into camp to end the day) to cheer on the walkers. Here's a look at some of the folks we saw today!
The best Team name of the weekend!! (Cuck Fancer)
It was time to head back to our tents for sleepy time, so we all walked up and got in our sleeping bags and bundled up as much as we could for a COLD night of sleep. We struggled to stay warm (well, at least I did) and before too long, it was time to get up for Day 3!
We woke up at 5, packed up our gear and tents, put them on the truck (they will take all this to closing ceremonies for us to pick up) and headed to breakfast and then on the road at 6 for our final day, Day 3. Our pit stop today was at the Carnegie Institute. This was a beautiful day. It definitely started off pretty cold, but shaped up to be perfect. Here are some pictures of our 3rd and final day of the weekend:
Sarah, Greg and Sarah's Parents right before Closing Ceremonies
Can't see Pam, but she's holding the "My Father" flag during Closing Ceremonies