By Nancy Mulvey
UUs converge on Cape Cod Sea Camps
Anticipating blissful sleep on camp cots?—with no snoring neighbors?
(Ho ho ho wishful thinking for some)
Seafood suppers at JTs for the early arrivals
Others have dinner on the way or
Drive down Saturday morning in no traffic—smart.
Then exploring, catch-up chatter, sunset beach walking and games of Mexican Train
Nancy’s photo album of many years past gets a lot of attention
“Who’s that?” the most common question.
Ken, Jen and Michelle appear as their younger selves.
Yoga in the early mornings
After breakfast the cyclists are off
(Joan has to detour to rent a bike—
Her front wheel having remained in the garage at home)
Undaunted, all ages, ride off at their own speeds
With stops at the beach and at Arnolds for feed
Malcolm and Chas are a super team.
For non-riders—shopping, browsing, floor hockey or beaching
Lori finds the General Store a fun place
The beach crew gets busy with castles and construction projects
Collecting periwinkles that glom together in a pool
And hermit crabs that are forced into group relations.
A beautiful evening follows a gorgeous June day
Joe and Debbie join us for libations and appetizers at the Boat House
Pizza and all sorts of salads
(Why didn’t we think of this before????)
The Camp provides a cake of appreciation
For our years of attendance—30? 35? what does it matter—good times
The long-awaited “Untalent Show” provides evening entertainment.
David and Kathleen lead us in some favorites
George and Bryan harmonize while Molly and Nancy sling glorious mud
Shaun whistles, Micah shows rhythm on the drums
Darren and Malcolm entrance with their solos
And the hokey pokey is a group fave.
(The trio of Tilda, Li-li and Kieran is this year’s cutest group!)
Wildlife—abundance of rabbits and mystical deer
Lots of birds, but sadly, no foxes this year
S’mores around the campfire, games of Rummi-Kub
Bedtime for all—snorers, and those who distance themselves
Sunday morning Lara leads us in worship at the traditional Poop Deck
David and Kathleen provide the music again
Newbies and oldtimers share their thoughts of the weekend
New connections, and appreciation for a special group.
Time to return to the routine life— but with great memories—
It’s a Wonderful World—-ohhhh yeah!