We had another cereal breakfast day and then started breaking camp so we could get on the road headed three and a half hours East to the Harlan, Iowa area to attend Weekend on the Farm. It is an event hosted by the founder of the HTG organization that Brock belongs to, Arlin Sorenson, at his personal farm. I guess you could call it a retreat, but we aren't sure what to expect so we will see.
The drive was not too eventful thankfully. We stopped only once for a bathroom break and to eat cheese, summer sausage, and crackers. Then, we finished the drive and the Schoolcrafts headed into the town of Harlan where they would be staying at a hotel for the weekend and we headed to Prairie Rose State Park.
We were grateful that they had a list of reservations with our name on it and we could see our site number and we'd already paid through the online reservation system so we could just drive to the site. There was no place to check in. The park was really pretty and our only complaint was that they really needed to have more signage. It took us a while to locate our site since we had to loop around and around until we found the right loop that had our numbered site on it.
|Our view from our campsite|
The food was delicious - tacos and the best sweet corn. It was so juicy! We all ate pretty well and then it was time for worship and then the evening speaker. The little boys played with several other kids and Brynna stayed out with them to supervise. We had to do an ice breaker activity involving paper airplanes to get into our groups and meet people and then we listened to the speaker, an area pastor named Jack. His message was on the Great Commission in which Jesus commands us to go and make disciples. He was funny and engaging and challenging and shared some staggering statistics.
When we was done speaking, we broke up into our groups and we went into the garage to work on a project. The task was to make a poster or do a skit illustrating the message we'd gotten out of Jack's presentation. Brighton was in our group and of course, wanted to do a skit, but he was outvoted! We worked for quite awhile on our poster and were actually the last group to finish.
We ended up getting back to the campground about 10 pm and everyone was exhausted. We all went right to bed since the morning was to come early.