- Day 1 was cold and wet, as it rained in the morning. We spent the entire morning putting up and taking down tents and tarps due to poor planning.
- Once we stopped moving and settled down, we began to feel the cold and I began layering on clothing and socks. I managed to put on five layers of clothing and three pairs of socks in the course of the evening.
- Went to sleep with all five layers of clothes and three layers of socks in two sleeping bags, feet were frozen and had trouble sleeping.
- Day 2 was colder than day 1. I changed into 7 layers of strategically layered clothing early in the morning: was still cold throughout the day.
- We took a very short hike with the boys taking turns carrying the 2 ton botchey (sp?) balls only to come back and not use it.
- Drove to the picnic area and guys played a game of football, with a lot of cheating.
- Justin poked Carmen in the face with a huge log Three Stooges style.
- Perry managed to get stuck into a ditch despite we told him it would be bad idea to drive into it. Took 7 guys to get him out in the course of at least 30 minutes.
- Adam accidentally pushed me and i almost fell face forward into the campfire.
- Any time any of us were not doing something (which is most of the time) we stood around the charcoal bbq with a ton of clothes and our hands out like hobos under a bridge.
- Went to bed in more layers of clothing and socks but was still frozen and could not sleep.
- Day 3: Nice and warm and sunny but we had to pack and go home.
- Important to note that we were constantly eating. For the first two day, we must have had like 6 meals and the last day we had 2 meals in four hours in the morning before we headed home.
Lessons learned: Priceless
- Now I know why homeless people dress the way they do as they are outdoors 24/7
- We use more than a bottle of water when brushing our teeth.
- There are almost no bugs in the cold. When camping, pick your battle: bugs or freeze.
- Be grateful for shelters and central heating and the luxury of wearing one layer of clothing in May when walking around outdoors for all but five minutes.
- I see no point in living outdoors.