The day that everyone has been dreading is finally here. Today is the day when we load the bus and head back to North Carolina. We woke up today around 6:15… one of the days we got to “sleep in”. We were woken up today by the familiar sounds of horse racing, sing along songs, and strange noises, courtesy of counselor Michael Wallace. After a quick Walmart stop in Knoxville, Tennessee, we enjoyed a breakfast of muffins and Capri-suns. The bus ride today was filled with people dancing in the aisles screaming their favorite songs at the top of their lungs. Throughout the bus ride we captured pictures with each other and wrote each other notes about the time spent together and the memories we share. After stopping at a rest stop in western NC, we had a choice of either canned ravioli or canned spaghetti and meatballs for lunch. For the people who did not want either of those options, we had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We are excited to spend these last few hours together, yet sad that we are passing by many familiar locations in NC; we are getting close to the end. Despite the amount of time we have left, the bonds in this family will last a lifetime, and we will never truly be apart. We love Teens Westward Bound and everything that this trip has given us. Thank you to everybody who has made it possible for us to travel this summer, especially the Deaton family.
The Grumpy Group
Update: Thank you so much for keeping up with the blog. I had a blast this summer as my first time being a counselor and I could not have asked for a better group! Thank you for sharing your kiddos with me this summer. To my participants, I love you!! Keep in touch, this blog will always be here for you to remember your TWB memories.
- Counselor Heather <3