Monday through Thursday is our workweek. After all, we are retired. 🙂 We finished painting the Camp Office and started on the Snack Shop. This is a hot spot in the afternoon. Sometimes right after we were just served lunch. The kitchen crew is great and serves good food with hot bread and the food is kid friendly. However, you can’t kid friendly all kids. That’s why the snack shop is a hit. Soda (not pop) is available and all kinds of sugary treats.
We women have had to get very acquainted with more spiders than we ever thought possible. They love the underside of the overhangs on these buildings and they are not fond of being disturbed or being painted. The farmer and I even gave a devotion on the Power of God and told of a spider (Nephila that is found in the South Pacific) who’s web is so strong that fisherman use it for a net. Only God can create such wonderful creatures.
The men painted the floor of the building they are working to complete and they put a sealer on the wood on the ceiling and the walls. The kitchen staff come over every day to see if their new home is finished yet. Karen and I made curtains to go on the windows in that building. Electricity is next on the agenda, then they will move in as soon as the beds can be moved.
Pearl and Barbara are two older ladies that keep the flowers going here at the camp. They are beautiful. Every building and several other places have flower beds. This so adds to the look and feel of the camp. These two ladies volunteer their help every summer for this duty. This camp has so much support from the area and the local churches. Much volunteer work happens here. Some of the Board members and staff live in New Brunswick and are unable to come to the camp right now. It has been two summers. It is a difficult time.
On Friday’s we have traveled to see the sights of Maine. Last Friday we drove the coastline and pursued lighthouses. We found six lighthouses and started in Lube, Maine where the West Quoddy Lighthouse is found. The East Quoddy Lighthouse is in Canada. Lubec is the easternmost point in the United States. The Roosevelt’s had a beautiful summer home with gorgeous views which can’t be visited by us right now as it is in Canada. It is an International Park but can’t be visited by Americans at present.
Schoodic Point at Acadia National Park was also a stopover. We reached there at the perfect time at 4pm. The tide was rolling in and the waves were crashing on the rocks. The waves hit 50 feet high against the rocks. Impressive!