Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Yep, that's how excited I was to be at Jackpine.

"What is Jackpine?, you ask....

It is an annual camping retreat with a tight group of Christians mostly from Northern and Central MN, and that's where I was two weekends ago with boyfriend Bob, his sister Peggy and brother Billy, and friend Lori (all crammed in my mighty Honda with all our camping gear and food).

I have heard about the infamous Jackpine for a long time now, and was glad to get to be a part of it myself.

The 8-hour car ride to Williams, MN (which is about a stone's throw from the Canadian border), was a lot of fun, even though no one could move very much and many people were slightly sleep deprived.

Bob did a great job of delivering all four of the keynote talks, despite being distracted by cute little girls who just HAD to be held by him while he was talking.

Peggy really was happy to be sitting next to me.

There was plenty of time for good fellowship, spontaneous singing groups, volleyball, and a road trip to Warroad, MN, which is what I guess you would consider Bob's hometown.

(Bad picture, but it is the only one I have of us from the whole weekend.)

And, of course, in MN weather is always a consideration, and we had our fun share of it. It was cold---like I'm-so-glad-I-brought-long-johns-cold---but that was the perfect reason to drink more hot chocolate and coffee (see first picture). And there was a considerable deluge of rain the last night, which resulted in a sopping wet tent, one night sleeping in my car, and no change of clothes for me. But, hey, I love that stuff. It's worth it.


Anonymous said...

I wish I could some how enjoy your adventures with you! I'm glad you had such a great time :)


jessicalolene said...

Ah, the joys of Jackpine! :)

All in a Day said...

It was so good to have you here!