Eric & I took a trip over to Blake Island on the Graceful Spirit owned by Al & Sally Vrasper! They graciously let the 7th grade class of GLC go for an overnight retreat. We had a ton of fun! After arriving at the Island we unpacked, played a few games, had a campfire and then laied out our sleeping bags under the stars and fell asleep to the waves crashing on the shore. It was amazing to be out in nature. it's not an expierence one gets much when you live in an urban area. I kind of had forgotten how beautiful and vast the starry skies are. The city lights definatley drown the stars out at night. We woke the next morning to a loud group of boys and girls at 6am! We had breakfast, went for a hike and had worship! Then we ate lunch, loaded on the boat and headed back to Des Moines Marina to meet up with parents and relax a bit.
The next morning I was sunburnt, achy and whiny. But we survived!