I don't camp. I like my own shower, bathroom, hair dryer and lighted mirror to put my makeup on. I like my own space. My warm bed and fluffy pillows. And privacy. I like privacy alot. So, it was a big step for me to decide to do this knowing I would have to sleep in a tent, use port a potties, go without electricity and shower on a truck. Oh yeah, and sleep in a field with about 2,200 other people. But, the call of the pink was stronger.
Camp is cool. Yep I said, I liked it. Now, we didn't have to rough it quite as much as most do. We were supposed to camp outside in a field at Fairmount Park. However, with heavy rains on Thursday and strong wind gusts expected for Friday and Saturday, they moved our camp indoors to the PA convention center. Toilets that flushed, woohoo! We did still get to shower on trucks, but I rolled with that. What I did not account for in all my planning was that I was expecting to zip my extremely claustrophobic self up in a 6.5x6.5 ft bright pink coffin. Yeah, that was a problem. Seems as soon as I climbed into that pink tent of doom, I had a very hard time breathing. Luckily, since we were camped inside, we were able to leave our tent unzipped at night and I slept with my head half out the doorway.
We camped on the lower level of the convention center and Main Street, the dining area, camp medical station and the remembrance tents were on the level above us. Loved those men and women who served us breakfast and dinner everday. Tried to stuff one in my camelbak, but I'll need a bigger pack for that. Got to visit the medical tent on Saturday night. My wonderful shoes helped some nice blisters fill up on my heels that I got to have drained. I was a bit, ok so alot, nervous after that about walking another day with the way my heels were torn up, but then we headed to the remembrance tents.
The story of our 3 day journey
We want to thank all those who supported us through donations, prayers and well wishes. We had an amazing time and are excited to share the details of our journey with you all. If you've never read a blog before, read from the bottom up. These are just my ramblings, so if you follow this, when Christine gets home, I think she'll add some of her thoughts as well. If you click "follow" on the right hand side of this page, you will be updated if she posts. Oh, and I am not a talented writer, sorry 'bout that.