Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Batel Ranch Breakdown

We spent Saturday helping break down tents at the Batel Ranch in southern Wyoming. Ten LDS stakes in northern Coloado and southern Wyoming jointly own the ranch, and this was its first year in operation as the girls' camp for each of those stakes. It is a beautifully wooded area about 2 hours north of Broomfield. It's just across the border into Wyoming if you take highway 287 (the Laramie cut-off). This is in accordance with our long-held belief that Wyoming is beautiful if you stick to the places where it closely borders other states. Everything in the middle is a barren wasteland. We went up Friday night with a few families in our ward. We had to leave the tent-trailer home, much to our chagrin, as the lights didn't work. So, we slept on the cold, hard ground in platform tents. It was one very LONG night. I split it in two by spending the second (and more comfortable half) in the front seat of the car. We picked up Amanda on the way so Crystal would have a friend to play with. The most fun was singing by the campfire Friday night. The Bush girls are truly masters at campfire singing!

1 comment:

  1. The 1st time Paul and I drove back to Denver coming down I25, Paul commented that even the coyotes packed there bags and moved out of WY.