Camp Geiger - July 4th 2010 7:30am
"God Bless America, my home sweet home." - Irving Berlin
No, that's not at Camp Geiger, it's the real deal in New York. But it is the nation's 234th birthday, and we needed to make note of it. From an historic sense, Lewis and Clark were camped just a few miles south of us on July 4th 1804. They shot fireworks and had a huge celebration. As a matter of fact, the place they stopped to camp, close to Atchison, Kansas, was a small creek that ran into the Missouri River. Meriwether Lewis said it was so beautiful, he compared it to the Garden of Eden, and they named it Independence Creek.
We were treated to several fireworks shows around the Missouri and Kansas area last night as we stood on the ridge of the Arapaho camp site.
Good news for all parents, the bus made a safe trip last night. The kids are just south of us in Platt, Missouri having breakfast, and should be arriving at the camp shortly. The prep crew is enjoying a nice breakfast at Bob Evans.
Within hours, Summer Camp 2010 will begin.