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Monday, September 21, 2009

Never Go to a Ward Camp Out!

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Okay, he did it again! As I've said he is always trying to get me to love camping and trying to drag me into the wilds of Idaho, but I wasn't tricked this time, chicks. Yep, here's the story this time.

Our church ward was having a camp out. Instructions were given and it was a place over in Oregon just a short (is it ever short?) ways from our town. I had a set of instructions given to me in church on this particular sunday for the camp out the following friday night to return saturday. Love Bunny went on ahead of me, called me from his cell phone and told me what exit to take on the freeway. Got it and away I went later in the afternoon.

I finally got everything done I wanted to do and set out. I got off the freeway, followed all the instructions explicitly and that was no easy task as the roads went on and on and on until the next to final turn off. The instructions said to go 3.6 miles and turn turn on a road to the reservoir. At 3.6 miles there was a huge corn field and no road. I went a bit further since not all car odometers read the same. At 5.1 miles I figured "that's it"! I tried getting hubs on the cell but of course there was no service out in the middle of nowhere. I turned around until I got cell service but couldn't get through to him. Noooooo, there were absolutely no houses around there that I would want to stop at or even feel safe stopping to ask for directions. Sooooo, I went home. BUT when I got to one turn off to retrace my steps I realized where I was and it was just a little bit down the road from our town. Yes! They have me go 30 minutes and several miles out of the way. I could have been there in 1/2 the time had I known to use a road just down the street from us about 4 miles. I was royally miffed. I was concerned that hubs would wonder what happened to me because I told him I'd be there in the afternoon.

Well, when he came home I jumped on him immediately and asked him did he realize the instructions took us way out of the way coming from where we were. He said yep. But he also said if I had gone a bit further and turned left I would have come to the spot (not 3.6 but more than 5 miles!) and then I would have been really confused because where they said to "turn left" should have been "turn right." Turning left would have put me in a canyon with no place to turn around. I told him that is the absolute last ward camp out I go to......uhhhh, well, attempt to go to. No more. That's it. Don't people check directions before sending a church group out to get lost in the wilds? Apparently NOT.

Oh, and he wasn't concerned because he said I was rather sketchy about coming out in the first place. Sigh.............


  1. Oh Connie, I would have been livid. I am not thrilled driving alone and trying to find a yep, He would have gotten a piece of my mind. 3.6 does not translate to 5.0 in my book. :) And with that I hope you have a wonderful week. xo

  2. Oh girl you are too funny. Glad this had a happy ending. did didn't it? teehee.. Bet he gifts you with a new GPR (or whatever the heck those things are called to get you where you're supposed to be) for Christmas. Ya think?

  3. I find the same thing is true when I use online mapping for always leads me wayyyy out of the way and avoids simple shortcuts. I am glad we didn't lose ya out in the! I think heading back home instead of camping is a happy ending...heehee. I sure hope you had some chocolate to deal with all that stress!

    Hugs ~ Angie

  4. Connie, I'm laughing again! Well I am going camping to the Glenn's Ferry area in a couple of days. I hope my luck is better than yours.

  5. All I can say is "Pooh on those directions!".

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  6. Funny, but not funny! But I have to laugh--so please forgive me. LOL! You're supposed to pull over, say a prayer, listen to the still small voice and then repent after you've chewed out the husband and the activities person. LOL! Our last ward camp out was in the Ward parking lot! Now where I ask is the fun in that! At least there's no chance of getting lost though. ;) BTW--I haven't been camping in over 10 years. Unless my tent says Hilton or Holiday Inn on it I don't wanna go. LOL!

    Cathy ♥

  7. I would not have been amused. Did I miss your cute apron pics?

  8. I would not have been amused. Did I miss your cute apron pics?

  9. OH Connie;;; I would have been smoking mad....... you poor thing,, I don't think I would be going on a camp out like that again either... I think Hubs owes you a nice

    glad you are safe now at home... have a good week..


  10. Connie Oh no how scary I would have been so mad.Glad you made it back ok.Hugs,Jen

  11. I just totally LOVE this story. A whole comedy of errors. But it made a great blog posting!!!! xo rachel


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